“Are The Cats Gay, Too?” Queer Woman Comes Out To Mother With A Little Help From Her Feline Friends.

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My name is Sho Barksdale. I am from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Animals have always been a big part of my family’s life. Growing up, I’ve had cats, dogs, hamsters, rats, snapping turtles. It’s always been a big passion for us. My mom has always been a big advocate of animals and …

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Drag Culture “Really Does Have A Place In Society.”

Vincent Cooper

I’m Vincent Cooper and I’m from Point Pleasant, New Jersey. About 5 years ago I moved from my very Catholic, very Italian, Republican family in New Jersey to New York. And there was one night that I can remember where this larger than life, old-school drag queen essentially parted the …

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“To Close Off Is Not In Our Blood.” Parents Flee Iran, Accept Gay Son.

Eric Namaky

My name is Eric Namaky and I’m from Chagrin Falls, Ohio. My parents are originally from Tehran, Iran, where they were political activists in the late 70s. In 1979, the Shah shut down colleges and that created a vigor uproar of demonstrations. And both of my parents were heavily involved …

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“This Story Shows How My Mother Lived Rather Than Just How She Died.”

Terry McGovern

My name is Terry McGovern, I’m from East Meadow, New York. My mother was an interesting character. She was kind of athletic, she coached softball when I was a kid, so she was a little bit nontraditional, but nonetheless she had a hard time when she found out I was …

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