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After Gay Man Comes Out as HIV+, Parents Evolve From Ambivalence to Activism. “I Couldn’t Be More Proud of Them.”

by Bart Loeser

After Gay Man Comes Out as HIV+, Parents Evolve From Ambivalence to Activism. “I Couldn’t Be More Proud of Them.”

My name is Bart Loeser and I’m from Houston, Texas. So it was summer, early summer of 1986. And my best friend who was my roommate previously had just moved to San Francisco a c...

Trans Activist Fights Back Against Police Harassment and Winds Up Changing the System. “I Really Found My Voice.”

by Deja Alvarez

Trans Activist Fights Back Against Police Harassment and Winds Up Changing the System. “I Really Found My Voice.”

My name is Deja Lynn Alvarez. I’m from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In my early twenties being a trans woman here in Philadelphia, it was actually my birthday and a group of my f...

Whoopi, The Prom Musical, & A Day With a Trans Trailblazer: How One Lifelong Activist Rediscovered the Meaning of Pride.

by Cathy Renna

Whoopi, The Prom Musical, & A Day With a Trans Trailblazer: How One Lifelong Activist Rediscovered the Meaning of Pride.

My name is Cathy Renna and I am from Queens, New York. I had the incredible privilege and exhausting responsibility of working with New York City Pride when we were the host city ...

Financial Planner Finds Their Life Purpose – And Their Own Identity – In Helping Other Queer & Trans People

by River Nice

Financial Planner Finds Their Life Purpose – And Their Own Identity – In Helping Other Queer & Trans People

My name is River Nice and I am from Toms River, New Jersey. So in 2016, I was new to Philly and I was working at this tech startup. Part of what I liked about working at the tech ...

After Hitting Rock Bottom, Trans Person Finds Inspiration in Helping Others. “Not Every Queer Kid Out There Has the Support of Their Families.”

by River Francis

After Hitting Rock Bottom, Trans Person Finds Inspiration in Helping Others. “Not Every Queer Kid Out There Has the Support of Their Families.”

I’m River Francis. I’m from Bar Harbor, Maine. When I was six years old, I saw an episode of Night Court, which featured a trans person. And for the first time I realized that...

How a Straight Cis Ally Became a Leading Writer on HIV/AIDS & LGBTQ+ Issues.

by Alina Oswald

How a Straight Cis Ally Became a Leading Writer on HIV/AIDS & LGBTQ+ Issues.

Hello. My name is Alina Oswald. I’m from Valcea, Romania. In 1986, my mother, who was an infectious disease doctor, invited me to join her in attending a conference in Buchare...

How One Person, In the Wake of Their Own HIV Diagnosis, Came to Save the Life of Another. “I Like to Call It a Dark Blessing.”

by Dimitri Moïse

How One Person, In the Wake of Their Own HIV Diagnosis, Came to Save the Life of Another. “I Like to Call It a Dark Blessing.”

My name is Demitri Moïse and I am from Queens, New York. So back in 2018, I was diagnosed with HIV. It was one of the hardest things I think I’ve ever had to hear. It was a hug...

Queer Teen Defies Principal And Starts LGBTQ Student Group. “‘No’ Makes No Sense to Me.”

by Grant Loveless

Queer Teen Defies Principal And Starts LGBTQ Student Group. “‘No’ Makes No Sense to Me.”

My name is Grant Loveless and I’m from Austin, Texas. My story begins when I was 10 years old and I moved to Manor, Texas. At the age of 10, I was influenced a lot, especially b...

Mathew Shurka Talks Conversion Therapy and His Efforts to End It Once And For All.

by Mathew Shurka

Mathew Shurka Talks Conversion Therapy and His Efforts to End It Once And For All.

Nathan: Welcome to this week’s Story Update. Today, we’re going to be speaking with Mathew Shurka, who we spoke with over six years ago. So before we talked to Mathew, let’...

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