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Lesbian Mom Protects Her Kids From Their Homophobic Grandfather. “You Won’t Disrespect Them.”

by Chevon Cleveland

Lesbian Mom Protects Her Kids From Their Homophobic Grandfather. “You Won’t Disrespect Them.”

I am Chevon Cleveland and I am from Yonkers, New York. When I was 17 years old, my mom passed away. But my -, and I never knew my dad up until that point. In 2015, I was turning 3...

After Coming Out to Wife and Daughter, Gay Man’s Life Changes for the Better. “We Have a Very Modern Family.”

by Andre Khan

After Coming Out to Wife and Daughter, Gay Man’s Life Changes for the Better. “We Have a Very Modern Family.”

I’m Andre Khan and I’m from Queens, New York. I was 32, married to a woman and had a five-year-old daughter. I used to travel a lot back then in work and through those travels...

Coming Out During Covid: “I’m Very Grateful for Being Able to Be Authentic with my Dad.”

by Wayne Glass

Coming Out During Covid: “I’m Very Grateful for Being Able to Be Authentic with my Dad.”

My name is Wayne Glass. He, him, his pronouns. And I am from St. Paul, Minnesota. I grew up in Montgomery, Alabama as well as Spokane Washington. The reason why I lived in so many...

Story Update: Khalid El Khatib On Coming Out And The Importance Of Self-Care & Empathy.

by Khalid el Khatib

Story Update: Khalid El Khatib On Coming Out And The Importance Of Self-Care & Empathy.

Nathan: Hello and welcome to this week’s Story Update. We’re going to be speaking with Khalid, but before we do, let’s take a look at his story. Khalid: My name is Khalid ...

“We Tolerate You. Isn’t That Enough?” How A Father Grew To Embrace His Queer Son.

by Peter Zook

“We Tolerate You. Isn’t That Enough?” How A Father Grew To Embrace His Queer Son.

I’m Peter Zook and I’m from Cincinnati, Ohio. So I came out when I was 16. First, my mom – at first, I told my mom. It was during the summer after my sophomore year of high ...

Straight Father Creates Safe Space For Gay Son. “It’s Important To Talk To The Children About Everything.”

by Freddy Rojas

Straight Father Creates Safe Space For Gay Son. “It’s Important To Talk To The Children About Everything.”

My name is Freddy Rojas and I’m from Hoboken, New Jersey. In 1984, I graduated high school and went straight into the army at the age of 17. When I got out of the military, in 1...

HIV Diagnosis Reunites Son With Family. “That Kind Of Love Coming From Parents Who Threw Me Out Was Unexpected.”

by Shareef Hadid Jenkins

HIV Diagnosis Reunites Son With Family. “That Kind Of Love Coming From Parents Who Threw Me Out Was Unexpected.”

My name is Shareef Hadid Jenkins. I am from Lancaster, Pennsylvania Growing up, I knew I was different. I knew that people sort of whispered about me. My family would – my uncle...

How A Lesbian Pushed Her Mom Beyond Tolerance To Become An Advocate.

by Jourdan Porter

How A Lesbian Pushed Her Mom Beyond Tolerance To Become An Advocate.

Hi. I’m Jourdan Porter. I am from Davidson, North Carolina. In tenth grade, I was living right outside Jackson, Mississippi. And it was pretty early in the school year and I had...

“A Matter of Life and Death.” Being Black and Gay in the 1960s.

by Donald Bell

“A Matter of Life and Death.” Being Black and Gay in the 1960s.

“What Was It Like? Stories by LGBTQ Elders” is a new program by I’m From Driftwood, in partnership with Comcast, the nation’s largest cable provider, and SAGE, the countDictionary Makes Gay Teen Feel Less Alone One of the significant characterizations of the period that I spent in high school in the mid-60s – from ‘63 to ‘67 was that one da...

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