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One Week As A Gay Activist in 1971: Rejection, Assault, and Gunshots.

by Richard Wandel

One Week As A Gay Activist in 1971: Rejection, Assault, and Gunshots.

“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 count“1960s: In Retrospect, I Think Of Him As My First Love.” I had this friend in in high school. He was clearly my best friend. We didn’t use words like that necessarily, but hKicked Out Of Monastery in 1969: “They Noticed My Homosexuality Before I Did.” So I’d been, all together, I was in the monastery for six years. From the time I graduated higFirst Meaningful Sexual Experience As An Adult: “I Knew That Meant I Was Gay.” So in 1969, after having been in a monastery for six years, I left. And I returned first brieflyFollowing Gay Man’s First Protest In 1970: “I Knew Where My Place Was.” It was in the summer of probably 1970. I had recently, the fall before, left the monastery that I hadProtest At Radio City Music Hall: “There’s A Great Deal Of Fun In Standing Up For Yourself.” It must’ve been about 19, probably 71, maybe 70. I’m bad at dates but in thaOne Week As A Gay Activist in 1971: Rejection, Assault, and Gunshots. If you want to have an idea of what it was like even in New York City or New York State in the early seventieFollowing The Funeral Of A Gay Friend: “I Left That Church Promising Myself Never To Go Back In.” So after being a gay activist in New York City for about five years – so ro...

Inspired By Ex, Gay Journalist Finds Courage To Call Out Producers For Ignoring Gay Issues.

by Alan Conter

Inspired By Ex, Gay Journalist Finds Courage To Call Out Producers For Ignoring Gay Issues.

I’m Alan Conter and I’m from Montreal. In 1972, when I was 17, I was a student at McGill University and unsure of my sexuality. One day, I went to an audition for a play calle...

Google Earth Satellite Image of Hong Kong
I’m From Hong Kong.

I think it started with memes. Liking and tagging each other in outrageous Facebook posts was addictive. Only then I didn’t know that this was your way of flirting with me. Very...

I’m From Tucson, AZ.

by Simon Donovan

I’m From Tucson, AZ.

My horoscope once said that with a new planetary shift it will be the end of “me” consciousness and the beginning of “us” consciousness. I will suddenly shift from self-ce...

I Told My Boyfriend I Love Him. His Response Was…

by Michael Coulter

I Told My Boyfriend I Love Him. His Response Was…

My name is Michael Coulter and I’m from Flint, Michigan. I feel like my life really began when I turned 18 and moved out of my parents house to go to college. It was a time of ...

Gay, Closeted, and Heartbroken in Morocco.

by Anthony Mercurio

Gay, Closeted, and Heartbroken in Morocco.

My name is Anthony Mercurio and I’m from San Francisco. In 2009 I studied abroad and lived in Morocco, studying Arabic. I came out of the closet when I was very young, I was 15....

The Sweet Breakup.

by Stine Bats

The Sweet Breakup.

Stine Bats found herself in her first relationship. As excited as she was about it, after a while she knew it was ending. But she wouldn’t let it end badly. I think you can tell...

State Satellite overhead image from Google Earth 2022

by Desmond Kidney

I’m From Northfield, MN.

Ah, first love. First heartbreak—and second. This story does not feature my fumbled makings-out while skipping chapel on the roof of the science building. This story is not abou...

Satellite overhead image of Pennsylvania from Google Earth 2022

by Michael Pomante

I’m From West Chester, PA.

I was 18 years old in 1998 and at that time, the only way to meet someone if you didn’t have a car and couldn’t get to Woody’s on a Wednesday was via an AOL chat room. So, t...

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