Grandma Finds Love Letter To Miss Universe, Sends Lesbian Granddaughter to Mental Hospital.

Wanda Martinez-Johncox

Special thanks to the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley for being our partner for this story. My name is Wanda Martinez-Johncox, born and raised in Puerto Rico. When I was little, in 1993, 13 years old, I was watching Miss Universe and we had this TV that was black …

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After Near-Fatal Bout With Weight Loss, Gay Son Chooses Happiness Over Father’s Approval.

Richard Fox

My name is Richard Fox and I’m from Queens, New York. I, in my adolescence, had gained some weight as a kid, say from my second grade to high school I basically progressively became not a heavy, not an obese child, but relatively heavy. My father set great store by …

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Brit Beats Back Years of Depression by Finding Gay Friends and Community

Tom-Wicker2

My name is Tom Wicker and I’m from Lewes in East Sussex in the United Kingdom. My first memory of anything gay related was actually a TV ad when I was probably about 4 or 5. And it was of a stormy volcanic landscape with lightning in the background and …

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“I’ll Be Damned If I’m Going To Be Buried A Girl.” Gender Transition Gives HIV+ Trans Man Reason To Live

Teo-Drake

My name is Teo Drake, I actually grew up in Connecticut, near New Haven. The story basically is this intersection or this way of looking at my struggle around gender identity and the way in which that level of sort of struggle and shame impacted my risk for HIV and …

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After Struggling With Homelessness, Angela Makes a Better Life For Herself.

My name is Angela Louis, I’m from Brooklyn, NY. Ever since I was born I knew something was different. I knew I was born in the wrong body. Wanting to have a boyfriend and wanting to feel some type of belonging, I ended up meeting this guy. He lived out …

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