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by Leon Yuan

From Texas to Taiwan, Gay Man Overcomes Fear By Coming Out Again and Again

Hi, I’m Leon Yuan. I grew up in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. As a teenager growing up in Taiwan, I always knew I was gay. My biggest fear at the time was that if I were to come out to...

Fun Home Changes Course of Lesbian’s Life. “Representation Really Can Make or Break Someone’s Path.”

by Emily

Fun Home Changes Course of Lesbian’s Life. “Representation Really Can Make or Break Someone’s Path.”

Hi, my name is Emily. I’m from Queens, New York. So in 2015, I was in a class called the physics of technical theater. And in that class, one of the things we had to do was crea...

Closeted Gay College Athlete Learns to Speak Up For Others Following Transformative Pride Experience. “It Makes You A Better Person.”

by Dre'quan Reed

Closeted Gay College Athlete Learns to Speak Up For Others Following Transformative Pride Experience. “It Makes You A Better Person.”

Hi, my name is Dre’Quan Reed. I was born and raised in New Brunswick, New Jersey. I grew up in an area where it was pretty much a lot of masculinity going around. I had to prese...

Gay Man Achieves Dream of Graduating Art School and Becoming a Drag Queen After Telling Parents to “F*** Off.”

by Gunner

Gay Man Achieves Dream of Graduating Art School and Becoming a Drag Queen After Telling Parents to “F*** Off.”

Hi, I’m Gunner. I’m from Alpharetta, Georgia. My whole life since I was a kid, any birthday money, any Christmas money, anything that was given to me was put aside in a bank a...

Lesbian Activist Recounts Her Decades-Long Fight For Equality In Philadelphia And Beyond.

by Leona Thomas

Lesbian Activist Recounts Her Decades-Long Fight For Equality In Philadelphia And Beyond.

1980s: Being Openly Gay In College “Wasn’t Without Some Level Of Risk Every Day.” When I was growing up in high school, I had no idea that I was LGBTQ or potentially LGBTQ. ...

Despite Conservative Mormon Upbringing, Gay Man Learns To Accept His Truth. “Huge Relief To Finally Be Who I Am.”

by Brenton Erickson

Despite Conservative Mormon Upbringing, Gay Man Learns To Accept His Truth. “Huge Relief To Finally Be Who I Am.”

I’m Brenton Erickson. I am from Mesa, Arizona. When I was 10, I remember a night that my parents were out on a date. I have a ton of older siblings. We’re all at home in this ...

Gay Lawyer Embraces His Identity In The Workplace And Thrives.

by Patrick Opdyke

Gay Lawyer Embraces His Identity In The Workplace And Thrives.

I’m Patrick Opdyke and I’m from New York, New York. I went to college at Georgetown in Washington, DC. So at the time that I joined the rugby team, I was out but I wasn’t ne...

Gay Man Experiences Panic Attacks, Self-Harm And Crippling Depression Before Coming Out.

by Ben Conard

Gay Man Experiences Panic Attacks, Self-Harm And Crippling Depression Before Coming Out.

My name is Ben Conard and I’m from Setauket, New York. In college, I, you know, I was always kind of known as a go-getter and I worked really hard and I involved myself in every...

“Maybe I Am A Tatted-Up, Crazy Witch Lesbian Slut And Maybe I Just Need To Go Be That Person.”

by Autumn

“Maybe I Am A Tatted-Up, Crazy Witch Lesbian Slut And Maybe I Just Need To Go Be That Person.”

My name is Autumn and I’m from Brooklyn, New York. I grew up in a small cabin, Swiss Family Robinson-style treehouse type situation that my dad built in the middle of a state fo...

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