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Gay Man Acknowledges Sexuality at High School Retreat, Then Comes Out To Mom. “I Will Not Allow Darkness To Creep Over My Life.”

by Trevor McCray

Gay Man Acknowledges Sexuality at High School Retreat, Then Comes Out To Mom. “I Will Not Allow Darkness To Creep Over My Life.”

I’m Trevor McCray and I’m from Baltimore, Maryland. In my family, there’s a rule – I don’t know about yours – but it’s an unspoken rule that family business stays wi...

Gay Man Reconciles Faith and Sexuality After Profanity-Laden Defense of Mother at Church.

by Danny Lopez

Gay Man Reconciles Faith and Sexuality After Profanity-Laden Defense of Mother at Church.

Hi, I’m Danny Lopez. I am from Austin, Texas. Thirteen, 14 years ago, I started dating this guy. Everything was going good and well. Unfortunately, he was outed. In a way I was ...

Gay Man Strikes Back Against Conversion Therapy By Going Undercover And Exposing Anti-Gay Clinic.

by John Becker

Gay Man Strikes Back Against Conversion Therapy By Going Undercover And Exposing Anti-Gay Clinic.

My name is John Becker. I’m from Green Bay, Wisconsin. I knew I was gay long before I knew what word to attach to it. I knew that the feelings that I was feeling were directed t...

1961: “I Couldn’t Bring Myself To Write The Word ‘Homosexual.’”

by Edward Lemay

1961: “I Couldn’t Bring Myself To Write The Word ‘Homosexual.’”

“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 count1961: “I Couldn’t Bring Myself To Write The Word ‘Homosexual.’”   The year is 1961. I had just graduated from high school and I was on my way to St. John’s Univer...

“Sexual Abuse is Something We Go Through and Not Something That We Are.”

by Stephen Land

“Sexual Abuse is Something We Go Through and Not Something That We Are.”

My name is Stephen Land and I’m originally from Phoenix, Arizona. I grew up in a very conservative Christian family. We went to church every Sunday. We went to church every Wedn...

“I Still Want to Have a Family. It’s Just Going to Look Different.” Coming Out In A Catholic Family.

by Carlo Velayo

“I Still Want to Have a Family. It’s Just Going to Look Different.” Coming Out In A Catholic Family.

I’m Carlo and I’m from Sydney, Australia. It took me 25 years to come out to my best friend, to my family, and a large part of that delay is because of my Catholic faith, my C...

How Punk Music and Feminism Changed a Young Life.

by Rudy Garcia

How Punk Music and Feminism Changed a Young Life.

My name is Rudy Garcia, and I’m from East L.A. I’m the last of eight children, and our family migrated here in the late ‘70s. My parents – at that point, by the time I rea...

Satellite overhead image of Rhode Island from Google Earth 2022

by David Martins

I’m From Tiverton, RI.

I was 22 years old, and had completed three quarters of my Seminary journey towards the Priesthood in the Roman Catholic Church. I was stationed in Omaha, NE, a far cry from the c...

Canada Satellite overhead image from Google Earth 2022

by Joseph U.

I’m From Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

As a personally life-changing event, there was this guy I literally fell in love with at first sight. Of course, I was just too cowardly to admit it. Despite his having a girlfrie...