Just over a month ago, I’m From Driftwood became an official 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. To celebrate, we had a Rooftop BBQ Fundraiser this past Saturday. I’ll let the pictures do most of the talking, but it was an amazing time and was very successful. It set the bar quite high for future events and I can’t wait until the next one. A big thank you to everyone who helped make it happen. I know better than to start listing names but you know who you are. If you didn’t have a chance to attend the fundraiser, you can still help IFD have a strong start as a non-profit by making a tax-deductible donation. Enjoy the slideshow.
IFD Rooftop BBQ Fundraiser Roundup
How a Crush Saved a Queer Person’s Life. “Falling in Love was the Catalyst for Accepting Who I Am.”
So that led me to finding community online, then finding community in person, and then coming to a place where I can ac
by Daye Pope
“You’re My Child. I Want To Be There.” Iowa Mom Accompanies Daughter to Thailand for Gender-Confirming Surgery.
I couldn’t put it off any longer and I was living in Washington, DC at the time and I remember having so much ner
by Brandon Hines
Closeted Gay Athlete In Small Town Finds Hope in Will & Grace. “That Show Saved My Life.”
My name is Brandon Hines. I’m from Dublin, Georgia. When I was about, I would say 10 or so years old, I was very masc
Gay Aunt Becomes Queer Person’s Beacon of Hope Amid Homophobic Family
My name is Kirsten and I’m from Queens, New York. So when I was growing up, me and my aunt, my mother’s sister, were very close. There was an intensity to that closen...
“We Can’t Be Patient Forever.” Trans Person Finds Joy & Community After Cutting Ties with Family
I’m SJ. I’m from Dallas, Texas. I grew up in a house where it wasn’t really normal for us to talk about our feelings. That was really difficult for me. As a chi...
Choosing Authenticity: How One Lesbian Risked It All to Be Themselves & Thrived.
My name is Sammi Price and I’m from Neenah, Wisconsin. I remember the first time that I had a crush on a girl, and it was in eighth grade in my little hometown in Wisconsin...