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Homophobic Experience at Medical Center Leads Trans Student to Change Entire Life Path.

by Tavish McMillin

Homophobic Experience at Medical Center Leads Trans Student to Change Entire Life Path.

My name is Tavish McMillin. I am from Marietta, Oklahoma. I devoted myself to music all through high school, all through middle school, actually, too. And I decided that, you know...

After Escaping Certain Death in the Middle East, Gay Man Faces New Challenges In America.
After Escaping Certain Death in the Middle East, Gay Man Faces New Challenges In America.

It was 2003. It was a hot summer day. I was coming out of my work where I worked with an American company, crossing the bridge, trying to take a cab to go back home after a long d...

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. ...

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...

Lesbian Activist Recalls Her Fight For Marriage Equality.

by Cathy Marino-Thomas

Lesbian Activist Recalls Her Fight For Marriage Equality.

1970s: Meeting First Girlfriend And Discovering Lesbianism. “She Really Helped Me Start On That Road.” When I was about 17, so that’s in the seventies, I had this friend Je...

“These White Gay Guys Are Coming To Take All Our Jobs.” Workplace Discrimination In The Mayor’s Office.
“These White Gay Guys Are Coming To Take All Our Jobs.” Workplace Discrimination In The Mayor’s Office.

My name is James Felton Keith. I’m from Detroit Michigan. I moved back home in 2014 to work for the newly elected mayor of Detroit. A few days before I was supposed to start wor...

“You Have To Leave.” Facing Discrimination In A Hospital At The Height of the AIDS Crisis.

by Doug Rice

“You Have To Leave.” Facing Discrimination In A Hospital At The Height of the AIDS Crisis.

I’m Doug Rice, I’m from Rochester, New York. Robert and I met in 1983 at a record store I was working at. He came in as a customer and I’d just gone to a Talking Heads conce...

Man With Cerebral Palsy Recalls First Time At A Gay Bar

by Andrew Morrison-Gurza

Man With Cerebral Palsy Recalls First Time At A Gay Bar

My name is Andrew Morrison-Gurza, and I live in Richmond Hill, Ontario. I am going to tell the story of the first time that I went to a gay bar as somebody with a disability. I re...

Teen Uses Eagle Scout Project To Help Gay Community.

by Eric Snyder

Teen Uses Eagle Scout Project To Help Gay Community.

I’m Eric Snyder, I’m from Averill Park, NY. I started out in the Cub Scouts program when I was five years old. Like, day 1 in Kindergarten I signed up. Then we went to the boy...

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