We received sad news yesterday that Linda “Sparky” Mortimer passed away early Monday morning. We met Sparky on the Story Tour in Syracuse at her restaurant, “Sparky Town,” where she wouldn’t let us three hungry guys leave without being full. We only spent about an hour with her, collecting her story and eating, but it was more than enough time to realize how wonderful of a person she was. Our thoughts are with all of her friends and the Syracuse community. Here’s Sparky’s story.
I’m From Syracuse, NY – Video Story
by Linda Mortimer
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
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...
From Heartache to Hope: How a Lesbian and Her Wife Built Their Dream Family.
My name is Amara Richardson, and I’m from San Marcos, Texas. I was 24, and my first close friend had started her family and had her first kid. And it was all new to me as n...
Lesbian Stops Seeking Mother’s Approval & Finds Peace. “I Have to Start Living For Myself.”
I’m Nina Hernandez and I’m from Austin, Texas. Starting from when I was about six years old, I started noticing that my mom would prefer if I like boys. I remember very...