Results for "Atlanta"

Gay Man Opens Up About HIV Status to Provide Hope for Black Queer Youth.

by Tarik Daniels

Gay Man Opens Up About HIV Status to Provide Hope for Black Queer Youth.

I’m Tarik Daniels and I’m from Detroit, Michigan. Around 12 years ago, maybe 11, back in Atlanta, I was  in a long-term relationship and we went on a business trip in Miami. ...

Boss To New Employee: “It’s Been Brought To My Attention That You’re A Lesbian.”

by Ingrid Galvez-Thorp

Boss To New Employee: “It’s Been Brought To My Attention That You’re A Lesbian.”

My name is Ingrid Galvez-Thorp and I’m originally from New Rochelle, New York. Leading up to the ‘96 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, I found out at my job that there was opportuni...

“Truth or Dare” Results in Teen’s First Gay Kiss.

by Tirrell Cherry

“Truth or Dare” Results in Teen’s First Gay Kiss.

I’m Tirrell and I’m from Atlanta, Georgia. Before moving to Georgia, I lived in Hawaii until I was 15. Growing up in Hawaii, it was different, it was a bit isolated, I didn’...

State Satellite overhead image from Google Earth 2022

by Penny Peck

“Queer is Weird.” I’m From Atlanta, GA.

Queer is weird. I was 13 when I began to realize I wasn’t straight. It’s not that I don’t like boys, I just like girls more. I went through a few labels trying to identify m...

After Struggling With Homelessness, Angela Makes a Better Life For Herself.

by Angela Louis

After Struggling With Homelessness, Angela Makes a Better Life For Herself.

My name is Angela Louis, I’m from Brooklyn, NY. Ever since I was born I knew something was different. I knew I was born in the wrong body. Wanting to have a boyfriend and wantin...

Store Owner Finds Success After Being Open and Honest.

by Philip Rafshoon

Store Owner Finds Success After Being Open and Honest.

Philip Rafshoon wanted to open a gay bookstore. He went through all the normal challenges of starting a business but the most difficult was one he certainly wasn’t expecting. Wh...

Black Community Spotlight: Amber Hikes

by Amber Hikes

Black Community Spotlight: Amber Hikes

I’m from Atlanta, GA. My name is Amber and I was born in Okinawa, Japan, but I am from Atlanta, Georgia. So my experience is that people of color, when I hear their comin...

I’m From Atlanta, GA – Video Story.

by Justin Moon

I’m From Atlanta, GA – Video Story.

Today’s Video Story was collected on the 50-state Story Tour. Check out the blog where you can follow us on our adventure. If you haven’t submitted a story yet to IFD, or ifMy name is Justin Moon and I’m from Atlanta, Georgia. I wanted to talk a little bit about when I got married. I was diagnosed with brain cancer, a year ago and it was right at t...