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From Dolls to Disney, Gay Artist Advises “Don’t Stop Your Children From Exploring Their Imagination.”

by Jozef Szekeres

From Dolls to Disney, Gay Artist Advises “Don’t Stop Your Children From Exploring Their Imagination.”

Hi there. My name is Jozef Szekeres and I’m from Sydney, Australia. As a boy, I knew that I was a little bit different from the other boys and girls. Well, actually, probably I ...

Story Update: Antonio Cerna Discusses Family, Gender Expectations & The Arc of Progress In The LGBTQ Movement.

by Antonio Cerna

Story Update: Antonio Cerna Discusses Family, Gender Expectations & The Arc of Progress In The LGBTQ Movement.

Nathan: Welcome to this week’s Story Update. This week is especially special because we’re speaking with the second storyteller ever on I’m From Driftwood, Antonio. So firs...

From “Jose” To “Joe” And Back Again: Gay Man Creates Alternate Identity To Overcome Trauma.

by Jose Ramon

From “Jose” To “Joe” And Back Again: Gay Man Creates Alternate Identity To Overcome Trauma.

Hi. My name is Jose Ramon. I’m from the Bronx, New York. I was 13. I lived on Riverside Drive on 160th and Riverside. Beautiful neighborhood. My mother and father were both born...

Gay And Coming Of Age In 1970s New York City.

by Michael Dain

Gay And Coming Of Age In 1970s New York City.

1960s: A Trip To The Met Was “The First Time I Remember Any Attraction For Men.” I first became aware of being attracted to men when growing up in the mid-sixties, when I was...

“I’ve Been Helped By So Many People On My Journey To Womanhood.”

by Stefanie Clark

“I’ve Been Helped By So Many People On My Journey To Womanhood.”

“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 countDressing Up In Mother’s Clothes As A Child: “I Knew I Could Be The Woman That I Wanted To Be.” I was born in 1943. I was the younger son in a Catholic family – I had an ol...

Gender Non-Binary Person “Got The Butterflies” From A Simple Work Document.

by Jae Ratio

Gender Non-Binary Person “Got The Butterflies” From A Simple Work Document.

So my name is Jae Ratio and I’m born in Boulder City, Nevada. As a six, seven-year old, I don’t really know the specific age, I was living the trailer park and it was just me ...

Transgender Woman Thought She Was “A UFO Child Left Here By Mistake.”

by Cecilia Gentili

Transgender Woman Thought She Was “A UFO Child Left Here By Mistake.”

The life expectancy of a trans woman of color, actually I think it’s like a trans person, but I identify as a trans woman of color I like to say, the life expectancy of a trans wom“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 countThe life expectancy of a trans woman of color, actually I think it’s like a trans person, but I identify as a trans woman of color I like to say, the life expectancy of a trans I’m from a really small town in Argentina, called Galvez and sometimes we would travel to my grandma’s house which was in an even smaller town called San Martin de Las EscobasWhen I started high school, I was about 12 or 13 I think, they gave us these uniform guidelines. So you have to wear grey pants, you have to wear a white shirt, you have to wear bWhen I was in high school, it was a project. A school project. I think I was 13, 14, I’m not really sure which year it was, but it was a school project where you had to choose aSo I came out as gay around when I was around 12 years old. It was around the time that democracy came to Argentina, when the dictatorship went down and we chose a president and pWhen I was 17, 18 years old, I finished high school and I left that small city that I’m from in Argentina called Galvez to go to college at the University of Rosario, which is i...

“This Story Shows How My Mother Lived Rather Than Just How She Died.”

by Terry McGovern

“This Story Shows How My Mother Lived Rather Than Just How She Died.”

My name is Terry McGovern, I’m from East Meadow, New York. My mother was an interesting character. She was kind of athletic, she coached softball when I was a kid, so she was a ...

“This Is My Boyfriend.” 5-Year-Old Falls In Love With Hercules.

by Alexander Zuccaro

“This Is My Boyfriend.” 5-Year-Old Falls In Love With Hercules.

My name is Alexander Zuccaro, I’m originally from Tom’s River, New Jersey. I can remember growing up always feeling strange, odd, and different. Not just for being gay but bei...

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