Last Thursday was the IFD Spring Fundraiser, hosted once again by the wonderfully accommodating Casa de Costa. A big thanks to our Host Committee for getting such a great turnout, Dirty Sugar Photography for adding so much fun with their pop-up photo booth, El Dorado Rum, Tito’s Vodka, and Brooklyn Brewery for sponsoring the event, and of course, the event photographer Christopher Gagliardi. The fundraiser was to help us with our next Community Spotlight, which will focus on the Elder LGBTQ Community. We still need more support to make it happen, so anything you can give will go a long way. Make a tax-deductible donation today. Continue Reading to check out the photos.
PHOTOS: NYC Spring Fundraiser
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
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“Now It’s Time to Tell My Granddaughter.” Trans Woman Finds Love & Support After Coming Out to Family.
I’m Christynne Lili Wrene Wood, 66 years old. I’m originally from Springfield, Ohio. I’m one of those who knew from a very early age, four years of age actually...
Out of the Closet, Out of a Job: Following Discrimination, Lesbian Pursues Life of LGBTQ+ Activism
My name is Angie Harden. I’m from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. When I was 15, I got my first job. I was thrilled to have my first job. I was lucky enough to work at a recreational...
From “Utter Agony” to Love and Trust: A Father’s Journey of Acceptance Towards His Gay Son
Hi, I’m James Palmer. I’m from Atlanta, Georgia. In my mid 20s, I reached out to a therapist because I was having some challenges with the relationship that I was in, a...