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How a Crush Saved a Queer Person’s Life. “Falling in Love was the Catalyst for Accepting Who I Am.”

by Grey

How a Crush Saved a Queer Person’s Life. “Falling in Love was the Catalyst for Accepting Who I Am.”

Hey, so my name is Grey. I grew up in Florida.  I grew up in a church and in a family that was very conservative Christianity wise. They’re also Caribbean. There’s alSo that led me to finding community online, then finding community in person, and then coming to a place where I can accept and be proud of who I am. And that has brought me to wh...

“I’m a Son. I’m a Gay Man. I’m a Teacher. I’m a Christian.” Gay Man Learns to Embrace His Whole Self.

by Patrick Tirino

“I’m a Son. I’m a Gay Man. I’m a Teacher. I’m a Christian.” Gay Man Learns to Embrace His Whole Self.

I’m Patrick Tirino. I’m from Astoria, New York. I always knew I was gay from a very, very small age. I could vividly remember a picture that’s still in my motherSo then I start working. I get a job as a teacher. Christmas approaches of that year and as most Italian families, the holidays are a big deal. I was like, how am I not spending a...

Flirty Butt Grab During “Godspell” Leads To “Bright, Light, & Wonderful” Perspective on Gay Life.

by Daniel Holland

Flirty Butt Grab During “Godspell” Leads To “Bright, Light, & Wonderful” Perspective on Gay Life.

My name’s Daniel Holland. I’m from Clear Lake, Texas.  It was in 1998. It was, like,  butt cut season at Clear Lake High School. I was in my shell necklace, my cargo...

After A Fire & Brimstone Warning, Queer Man Finds Solace In Lauryn Hill and An Ice Cream Shop. “We All Need Angels. Keep a Lookout for Yours.”

by Dusty Childers

After A Fire & Brimstone Warning, Queer Man Finds Solace In Lauryn Hill and An Ice Cream Shop. “We All Need Angels. Keep a Lookout for Yours.”

I’m Dusty Childers and I’m from Gaffney, South Carolina. I went to a church called Blue Branch Baptist Church. And there were a lot of women there, most of them I was related ...

God Compels Gay Christian to Accept Himself. “You’re Trying to Be Something You’re Not.”

by Rob Mundras

God Compels Gay Christian to Accept Himself. “You’re Trying to Be Something You’re Not.”

I’m Rob Mundras and I am from East Windsor, New Jersey. When I was in my early twenties, I was an employee at a fast food restaurant, which was called Gino’s. And me and this ...

Story Update: Crystal Cheatham on Faith and the LGBTQ+ Community. “I Found a Space for Myself Here.”

by Crystal Cheatham

Story Update: Crystal Cheatham on Faith and the LGBTQ+ Community. “I Found a Space for Myself Here.”

Nathan: Welcome to this week’s I’m From Driftwood Story Update. Today, we’re going to be speaking with Crystal Cheatham, whose story we filmed over five years ago. Before w...

Gay Man Reconciles His Spirituality With His Sexuality. “My Religious Life Is As Much A Part Of My Identity As My Queer Life.”

by Nick Donias

Gay Man Reconciles His Spirituality With His Sexuality. “My Religious Life Is As Much A Part Of My Identity As My Queer Life.”

Hi, my name is Nick Donias. I’m from Fort Worth, Texas. Growing up in Texas, I was the youngest of four children and we grew up in what people call the bad part of town. And I f...

Gay Man Quits Cult After Trying Reparative Therapy: “There’s More Out There. There’s A Whole World.”

by Matthew Olshefski

Gay Man Quits Cult After Trying Reparative Therapy: “There’s More Out There. There’s A Whole World.”

I’m Matthew Olshefski and I am from Santa Fe, New Mexico. I was the oldest of 3 siblings. I have a younger brother and sister and we grew up in a very happy, normal, childhood, ...

“He Helped Me Feel It Was Okay To Be Gay And Lutheran.”

by Rick Stuckey

“He Helped Me Feel It Was Okay To Be Gay And Lutheran.”

I’m Rick Stuckey from Chicago, Illinois. I’m Lutheran. I grew up Lutheran. I went to a Lutheran high school. And I always felt a little different. It was summer, it was June, ...

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