Finding Love While Living Through The AIDS Epidemic.

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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 attractions are, but admitting it to oneself pre-Stonewall was a whole other story. When I was at Andover, you …

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Gay Man Quits Cult After Trying Reparative Therapy: “There’s More Out There. There’s A Whole World.”

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I’m Matthew Olshefski and I am from Santa Fe, New Mexico. I was the oldest of 3 siblings. I have a younger brother and sister and we grew up in a very happy, normal, childhood, family life. All three of us were violinists and we were homeschooled right from the …

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Encountering Homophobia At A Networking Event: “I Wasn’t Going To Let People Devalue Me.”

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I am Marc Coleman. I’m from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. About 14 years ago, I started my business in what has become its current incarnation. And as in the course of running a business, there’s a lot of networking and relation-building you have to do. I remember being invited about 10 years …

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“I Was Actually Being Honest With Myself For The First Time.” Gay Man Comes Out To Wife And Kids.

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My name is Markus Boos and I am from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. I had been married to a woman for 10 years and we had twin boys and a dog. When we first came to Seattle, during that time, I was searching for a community. I went to the gym. …

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“In 2018, There Is A Gay, Queer, Pakistani Kid Who Loves Wearing Makeup And Is Genuinely Happy And Fearless.”

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  My name is Zulfiqar Mannan and I’m from Lahore, Pakistan. Ever since I was a child, I used to trail around my mother a lot because every thought I’d have, I would want her to be the first person I can discuss it with. Every time I’d see her …

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