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Gay Man Overcomes Conversion Therapy, Sexual Abuse and Addiction. “I Look at Myself as a Survivor, Not a Victim.”

by Mike Hendrix

Gay Man Overcomes Conversion Therapy, Sexual Abuse and Addiction. “I Look at Myself as a Survivor, Not a Victim.”

My name’s Mike Hendrix. I’m from Austin, Texas. As a young child, we moved to Singapore. I was around seven years of age. My parents became Baptist ministers and missionaries....

After Hitting Rock Bottom, Gay Man Adopts A Dog. “I Have A Great Life With An Amazing, Little, Bitchy Dog.”

by Rob Garofalo

After Hitting Rock Bottom, Gay Man Adopts A Dog. “I Have A Great Life With An Amazing, Little, Bitchy Dog.”

Hi. My name’s Rob Garofalo. I’m from Parsippany, New Jersey. I’ve led a pretty charmed life or a life of privilege and then, you know, at about the age of 39 or right before...

After Addiction Ends His Political Career, Gay Man Bounces Back And Finds A New Purpose In Life.

by Aaron Lawlor

After Addiction Ends His Political Career, Gay Man Bounces Back And Finds A New Purpose In Life.

My name is Aaron Lawlor and I’m from Vernon Hills, Illinois. At the age of 21, I was appointed to my local library board. By 23, I was elected president of that board. My career...

Gay Man Confronts Mental Illness, Addiction And His HIV Diagnosis With The Help Of Others. “I Found My Place In The Gay Community.”

by Coleman Goode

Gay Man Confronts Mental Illness, Addiction And His HIV Diagnosis With The Help Of Others. “I Found My Place In The Gay Community.”

So my name is Coleman Goode. I’m from Hallettsville, Texas. When I was 25 years old, I checked myself into a mental hospital because I tried to commit suicide. I, also, at that ...

“I Don’t Want To Die.” How A Gay Man Overcame His Meth Addiction.

by Vernon Magsino

“I Don’t Want To Die.” How A Gay Man Overcame His Meth Addiction.

Hi, I’m Vernon Magsino and I’m from Chicago. I was 15 years old and I was in my sophomore year of high school. I went to a Catholic Jesuit high school. It was one morning, I w...

Google Earth Satellite Image of New SOuth Wales

by Michael Poole

I’m From Sydney, Australia.

I’ve always known that I was gay. Well before I had even heard the word, or knew its full implications. I never believed it to be wrong, how could love be so? But growing up in ...

State Satellite overhead image from Google Earth 2022

by Brent Scott

I’m From Lumber City, GA.

The year was 2010 and I was 33 when I returned home to Lumber City, a small, rural, farming town in southeast Georgia. I hadn’t been home in almost a year because to me, Lumber ...

Satellite overhead image of Texas from Google Earth 2022

by Rainbow Kansas

I’m From Bellaire, TX.

Bellaire is a township inside the city limits of Houston. It is white, middle class; approximately 25 miles from Montrose, the center of the Houston gay community. I know that my ...

Satellite overhead image of Texas from Google Earth 2022

by Michelle P.

I’m From Dallas, TX.

I grew up in the South – with the conservative attitudes that entails. My parents had divorced, and my father had killed himself when I was 12. Despite the instability I grew up...