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The stories on I’m From Driftwood send a simple but powerful message to LGBTQIA+ people everywhere: You are not alone. I’m From Driftwood combats isolation and creates empathy to build a more understanding and accepting world. These are our stories, told in our own voices.

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Storytelling Toolkit

I’m From Driftwood’s Storytelling Toolkit for Family Counselors is available for any counselor or therapist who has a client struggling with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQIA+) issues. There are 17 first-person Video Stories that cover topics such as coming out to parents, children, or spouses, being transgender, issues with bullying, and more. Simply share the stories contained within the packet with your clients, either together or send them links to view alone.

This packet was created jointly by I’m From Driftwood, the LGBTQIA+ Story Archive, and Dr. Jacqueline Hudak, Ph.D., LMFT.

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Latest Stories

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Sexually Harassed at Work, Fired, and Then Empowered: Two-Spirit Person Finds Voice by Speaking Up.

by Cherokee Lindsay

Sexually Harassed at Work, Fired, and Then Empowered: Two-Spirit Person Finds Voice by Speaking Up.

My name is Cherokee Lindsay, and I’m from the Bronx, New York.  About four years ago, four or five years ago or so, I was at a place in my life where I was happy with my job...

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Junior, a latino gay man stands in front of pink brick wall.

by Junior Suazo

First Love Compels Gay Man to Mend Fences with his Mom. “There is a Light at the End of the Tunnel.”

I’m Junior Suazo and I’m from Miami, Florida.  My family is from Nicaragua. I’m a first generation college graduate and I come from a Catholic background. Growin...

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Dina, a queer peruvian immigrant sits for interview.

by Dina Paolo Rodriguez

Queer Person Thrives After Choosing Theater Over Evangelism. “How Could It Possibly Be a Sin?”

My name is Dina Paolo Rodriguez. I’m from El Caja, Peru.  We immigrated to the US, to Miami, in the late nineties and my mom became a born again Christian, evangelical Chris...

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