Gay Man Meets His Idol, Quentin Crisp: “There’s A Mantle Of Activism That Must Be Passed From Generation To Generation.”

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I’m Stephen Mosher. I’m from Dallas, Texas. When I was in college, I met the man that would eventually become my husband and during the first weeks when we’re together, sharing each other’s stories, we discovered that we had had identical experiences with the movie The Naked Civil Servant, which …

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One Week As A Gay Activist in 1971: Rejection, Assault, and Gunshots.

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“What Was It Like? Stories by LGBTQ Elders” is a new program by I’m From Driftwood, in partnership with Comcast, the nation’s largest cable provider, and SAGE, the country’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ older adults. Learn more about the program here. Richard Wandel’s stories were found …

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Gay Man Elected Homecoming Queen, Raises Awareness for Gender Nonconforming Issues

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Hello. My name is Che-Che Turrubiartez. I’m from Chicago, Illinois. Back in 2009, I used to be part of this youth group at the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance. And, you know, every single year at the Day of Silence, we had an “ask” and our “ask” was was to CPS, …

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“I Would Say I’m A Cradle-to-Grave Gay Activist.”

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“What Was It Like? Stories by LGBTQ Elders” is a new program by I’m From Driftwood, in partnership with Comcast, the nation’s largest cable provider, and SAGE, the country’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ older adults. Learn more about the program here. Mark Segal’s …

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“You’re Still Fighting This? Dude, Get Over It.” Activist Finds Himself In Same Room As Homophobic TV Host.

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My name is Paul Lalonde and I’m from Cornwall, Ontario, in Canada. About a decade ago when I was about 22 or 23, the same-sex marriage campaign in Canada was ramping up quite a bit so some of the courts were starting to overturn the laws and gay people were …

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“I Hope I Did Something Good For a Family That Was Hurting.” Activist Remembers Those He Met on 6,000-Mile Walk

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I’m Alan Bounville, I’m from Worcester, Massachusetts. Back in 2011 I started a 6,000 mile walk across the country. I walked for gender and sexual orientation equality. I had a cart I called Equality Cart, and Equality Cart was like a modified baby stroller, like a really heavy duty baby …

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James Clementi Chooses a Life of Compassion and Activism Following A Family Tragedy

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I’m James Clementi and I’m from Ridgewood, New Jersey. Growing up, my family was very loving. I come from a household with a mom and a dad and two younger brothers. I’m the oldest of three boys. I definitely felt very safe and protected and loved, but at a certain …

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