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“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...

“I Felt This Sense of Coming Home.” The Importance of Lesbian Bars Like Cubbyhole and Henrietta Hudson.

by Kinsey

“I Felt This Sense of Coming Home.” The Importance of Lesbian Bars Like Cubbyhole and Henrietta Hudson.

I’m Kinsey and I’m from Detroit, Michigan. Almost three years ago, I moved to New York from Detroit. I moved here for many reasons, one of them being, that I was looking for m...

Jacob Cheek, deaf gay man smiles in blue shirt while outside telling his story

by Jacob Cheek

“I Am Deaf. I Am Gay. And I Do Belong!” Deaf Gay Student Steps Out Of Comfort Zone and Finds His Community.

Hello, everyone! I’m Jacob Cheek, and I’m from Belton, Texas. When I was an undergrad student at TAMU, I felt isolated from everyone and everything, as both a deaf and gay manAt the time, I didn’t believe I could be both deaf and gay. Ever since I transferred to UT Austin, I felt even more like a fraud in both the deaf and gay community. Through my e...

After Therapist Outs Student To Parents & Turns School Against Her, Trans Teen Finds a Way to Thrive.

by Arielle Rebekah

After Therapist Outs Student To Parents & Turns School Against Her, Trans Teen Finds a Way to Thrive.

I’m Arielle Rebekah. I am from Harrington Park, New Jersey. I struggled with depression my entire life. And when I was 17 years old, I became so depressed that my parents decide...

Story Update: Tom Wicker On Mental Health, Self-Care & The State Of Theater During Coronavirus.

by Tom Wicker

Story Update: Tom Wicker On Mental Health, Self-Care & The State Of Theater During Coronavirus.

Nathan: Welcome to this week’s Story Update. Today, we’re going to be speaking with Tom Wicker, who is all the way over in the UK. But before we speak to Tom, let’s take a ...

Gay Puerto Rican Learns To Embrace Both His Sexuality And His Ethnicity. “I Feel More Balanced.”

by William Perez

Gay Puerto Rican Learns To Embrace Both His Sexuality And His Ethnicity. “I Feel More Balanced.”

My name is William Perez and I’m from Brooklyn, New York. I went to Cornell University in 1987. I struggled my first semester so much that I had straight Fs and one D. So I was ...

Woman Stands Up Against Biphobia In The LGBTQ community: “I Have To Be Who I Am.”

by Evonna McDonald

Woman Stands Up Against Biphobia In The LGBTQ community: “I Have To Be Who I Am.”

My name is Evonna McDonald and I’m from Baltimore, Maryland. So it was the summer going into high school right after middle school where I decided to explore my sexuality. A rea...

After Hitting Rock Bottom, Gay Man Adopts A Dog. “I Have A Great Life With An Amazing, Little, Bitchy Dog.”

by Rob Garofalo

After Hitting Rock Bottom, Gay Man Adopts A Dog. “I Have A Great Life With An Amazing, Little, Bitchy Dog.”

Hi. My name’s Rob Garofalo. I’m from Parsippany, New Jersey. I’ve led a pretty charmed life or a life of privilege and then, you know, at about the age of 39 or right before...

After Years of Searching, Queer Man Finds Community In Philadelphia. “This Is What A Family Feels Like.”

by Gabriel Marenco-Garcia

After Years of Searching, Queer Man Finds Community In Philadelphia. “This Is What A Family Feels Like.”

My name is Gabriel Marenco-Garcia and I’m from Tomball, Texas. I grew up in a predominantly Latinx household, which was also dominated by Catholicism. Even the location of where...

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