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
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
Queer Woman Honors Friend’s Life By Coming Out And Living Fearlessly.
My name is Jina and I’m from Marietta, Georgia. When I was growing up in Marietta, which is this majority white conse
by Darshan Shah
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Hi, I’m Darshan Shah. I’m from Lake Mary, Florida. It was my sophomore year at the University of Florida. New to co
Gay Woman Leaves Gendered Uniforms & Homophobic Colleagues Behind for a More Welcoming Workplace.
I’m Leoni Terblanche from Pretoria, South Africa. Ever since I remember when I was a child, my mom put me in dresses, until age six, where I started making my own decisionsI was able to thrive discovering this beautiful, diverse and inclusive culture that we have over here. I met with my beautiful wife that I married. I was able to find jobs that I l...
After Homophobic Encounter in Jamaica, Lesbian Moves To US and Becomes LGBTQIA+ Affirming Counselor.
My name is Kimberly. I’m from Ocho Rios, Jamaica. When I was 10, I started at an all girls boarding school there. I remember getting there and I was pretty overwhelmed. I sI didn’t sleep that entire night because I was just thinking, like, What’s about to happen tomorrow morning when I had to face the entire school? The morning I woke up ...
Lesbian Creates a Committee of Friends to Help Her Find Love. “I Couldn’t Trust My Own Decisions.”
I’m Meredith Morningstar. I’m originally from Dallas, Texas. My sister, in her eloquent way, diagnosed me with a broken picker. That means that I couldn’t pick ...