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Overcoming Internalized Homophobia: “My Sexuality Is Something To Be Celebrated.”

by Hawmi Guillebeaux

Overcoming Internalized Homophobia: “My Sexuality Is Something To Be Celebrated.”

I’m from Montgomery, Alabama. I always was an effeminate child and I think – I guess I knew that on some level. One day, I was 8 years old. It was bright and sunny and hot, al...

From Homeless to Hopeful: How One Weekend On Fire Island Changed Gay Teen’s Life.

by Scott Riedel

From Homeless to Hopeful: How One Weekend On Fire Island Changed Gay Teen’s Life.

Hi, I’m Scott Riedel. I’m from Ironton, Ohio. It’s a small town in southern Ohio. I moved to New York about twenty-five years ago and met my partner Gil. Gil was born and ra...

“Transitioning Has Been A Journey And I Wouldn’t Trade It For The World.”

by Pearl Bennett

“Transitioning Has Been A Journey And I Wouldn’t Trade It For The World.”

“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 countTRANSCRIPTS: “IN THE LONG RUN, I’M GOING TO BE HAPPY I TOLD HER THIS.” My name is Pearl, I’m a transgender woman. I didn’t transition until I was 50 years of age. Back i...

Using Humor Through Bullying, Homophobia, and the AIDS Epidemic

by Thom Hansen

Using Humor Through Bullying, Homophobia, and the AIDS Epidemic

“I Wouldn’t Kiss You If You Were The Last Boy On Earth.” Well it was 1969 just pre-Stonewall. And I was a Sophomore in high school. I went to St. Peter’s Preparatory Schoo...

Challenging “The Clones” of Fire Island and Celebrating The Freaks at The Pyramid Club.

by Victor Mendolia

Challenging “The Clones” of Fire Island and Celebrating The Freaks at The Pyramid Club.

I’m Victor Mendolia and I’m from Selden, New York, which is on Long Island. When I was 16, I started going out to Fire Island, to Cherry Grove. I had recently left this born-a...