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After Parents Find Scandalous Photos of Men on Phone, Queer Person Decides It’s Time To Leave Home.

by Tony Dimauro

After Parents Find Scandalous Photos of Men on Phone, Queer Person Decides It’s Time To Leave Home.

Hi. My name’s Tony DiMauro. I live in Manchester, New Hampshire. I grew up in a very Christian household. I was completely homeschooled all the way through high school. The only...

Story Update: Carl Reddish On Getting Married And His Relationship With His Parents. “I Never Thought It Was Going To Happen This Way 10 Years Ago.”

by Carl Reddish

Story Update: Carl Reddish On Getting Married And His Relationship With His Parents. “I Never Thought It Was Going To Happen This Way 10 Years Ago.”

Nathan: Hello. We’re back with another story update. This week, we’re going to be speaking with Carl Reddish. Who’s originally from Jonesboro, Georgia, but before we speak ...

Trans Person Finds Community And Gender Euphoria In Philadelphia. “It’s Not Going To Be An Easy Road, But It’s Worth It.”

by Sunny Marks

Trans Person Finds Community And Gender Euphoria In Philadelphia. “It’s Not Going To Be An Easy Road, But It’s Worth It.”

My name’s Sunny Marks. I am from Coopersburg, Pennsylvania. In 2016, I came out as a lesbian, as a Butch lesbian or stud, to my family and friends. It was definitely a difficult...

Gay Man Forgives His Family For Traumatic Childhood. “I Did That For Myself Because I Needed To Heal.”

by Luis

Gay Man Forgives His Family For Traumatic Childhood. “I Did That For Myself Because I Needed To Heal.”

Hello. My name is Luis and I’m from Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. My mother was intermittently present. She used to live in a different city. My father wasn’t around or wa...

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...

“These Are Incredible Women.” Lesbian’s Bout With Cancer Opens Mother’s Eyes.

by Simone Federman

“These Are Incredible Women.” Lesbian’s Bout With Cancer Opens Mother’s Eyes.

I’m Simone Federman and I’m from Buffalo, New York. My father was a professor, experimental fiction writer, and he was very comfortable with the fact that we were incredibly c...

From Couch Surfing To Owning Her Own Couch: How A Gay Woman Found Independence After Coming Out.

by Victoria A.

From Couch Surfing To Owning Her Own Couch: How A Gay Woman Found Independence After Coming Out.

My name is Victoria and I’m from Brooklyn, New York. When I was still living with my parents in Coney Island about two and a half years ago, I was going to college. And I had me...

Finding Love While Living Through The AIDS Epidemic.

by Ted Chapin

Finding Love While Living Through The AIDS Epidemic.

Coming Out To Parents in the 1970s Wasn’t Easy But “Time Heals All.” Every every gay man knows at some point in their childhood, certainly by puberty, that – what their a...

After Disappointing Coming Out Experience, Queer Person Seeks Family Of Choice.

by Jessica

After Disappointing Coming Out Experience, Queer Person Seeks Family Of Choice.

Hi. My name is Jessica and I’m from Boston, Massachusetts. I grew up in a large Vietnamese-American family – of immigrants, actually. And growing up, we were the only one that...

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