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


I’m Hawmi Guillebeaux. 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, always – and humid, oppressively humid in Alabama. I ran inside …

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Queer Professor Reflects On The Importance Of Strong Student-Teacher Bonds.


I’m Tom Waugh and I’m from Guelph, Ontario. I’ve been teaching at Concordia University for many decades. It was really only in the 80s I started teaching curriculum related to my identity as a gay man and related to my research interests in terms of the history of sexuality. In …

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Drag Queen Becomes Drag Politician Following 2016 Election.


My name is Marti Cummings. I’m from Kennedyville, Maryland. Drag happened very organically for me. I was doing a show off-Broadway called “Twist” and I played this androgynous, gender-bending, gender non-conformist character and I just, I really fell in love with the costumes. I felt I was able to express …

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