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by Justin Senense

After Coming Out to Filipino Immigrant Parents, Gay Man Learns to Stop Seeking Approval From Others.

I’m Justin Senense, and I’m from Abilene, Texas. I was raised under three pillars. I would say for a Filipino family, it was always food, then it was family, and then I think in that moment with Elizabeth, the word anak shifted for me. I recognize I was always that son. And that being gay, loving a man, being something that my parents still had...

Artist Thrives After Coming Out About Gay Porn Past. “After I Lost My Fear, All The Positive Things Started To Happen.”

by Anthony Camargo

Artist Thrives After Coming Out About Gay Porn Past. “After I Lost My Fear, All The Positive Things Started To Happen.”

My name is Anthony Camargo. I’m from Austin, Texas. 1995. I am living in South Beach. I have a gallery on the infamous Lincoln Road, and I have a client who comes in regularly t...

New Country, New Style, New Hair Brings Out the Swagger in Gender Nonconforming Woman.

by Vi Andrews

New Country, New Style, New Hair Brings Out the Swagger in Gender Nonconforming Woman.

My name is Vi Andrews and I’m from Miami, Florida. I’m living at my parents’ house at this time. It was at the midway point of COVID. It’s been about a year and a half, an...

Despite Homophobia and Bullying, Gay Haitian Comes Out and Learns Strength and Patience. “We Have to Have That Patience to Teach Them How to Love Us.”

by Dimitry Etienne

Despite Homophobia and Bullying, Gay Haitian Comes Out and Learns Strength and Patience. “We Have to Have That Patience to Teach Them How to Love Us.”

I’m Dimitry Etienne. I’m from Carrefour Marin in Haiti. Growing up there, being in school, there were words that people would use that I had no concept of because we lived so ...

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...

“I’m Your Granddaughter Now.” Trans Woman Reveals Her Authentic Self To Grandmother.

by Robyn Sheopersad

“I’m Your Granddaughter Now.” Trans Woman Reveals Her Authentic Self To Grandmother.

I’m Robyn Sheopersad and I’m from Queens, New York. In 1996, my mother died of a car accident. I had no parental figure really around because my father went into a depression ...

Social Media And Obsession With Body Image Led Gay Teen To Seek Unhealthy Validation. “I Felt That This Was What I Had To Do As A Gay Man.”

by Kevin Carnell

Social Media And Obsession With Body Image Led Gay Teen To Seek Unhealthy Validation. “I Felt That This Was What I Had To Do As A Gay Man.”

My name is Kevin Carnell. I’m originally from Miami, Florida. I remember being 19 years old when I initially came out. I was going to school at the University of Central Florida...

“I’m Maria… I Happen To Like Girls. I Happen To Be Intersex.”

by Maria Triads

“I’m Maria… I Happen To Like Girls. I Happen To Be Intersex.”

The Resource Partner for today’s story is interACT, a nonprofit that uses innovative legal and other strategies to advocate for the human rights of children born with intersex ...

“In That Moment, I Realized That She Got It.” A Mother Learns To Empathize With Gay Son.

by Bryan Blaise

“In That Moment, I Realized That She Got It.” A Mother Learns To Empathize With Gay Son.

I’m Bryan Blaise from Leesburg, Florida. Back when I was 22, I went home for the holidays. At that time I had started dating someone here in Chicago and decided I was going to t...

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