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Headshot of Kimberly

by Kimberly

After Homophobic Encounter in Jamaica, Lesbian Moves To US and Becomes LGBTQIA+ Affirming Counselor.

My name is Kimberly. I’m from Ocho Rios, Jamaica.  When I was 10, I started at an all girls boarding school there. I remember getting there and I was pretty overwhelmed. I I didn’t sleep that entire night because I was just thinking, like, What’s about to happen tomorrow morning when I had to face the entire school? The morning I woke up...

“It Could Have Been Deadly.” Homophobe Punches Through Doors Trying To Assault Two Gay Men.

by Tyler Wallach

“It Could Have Been Deadly.” Homophobe Punches Through Doors Trying To Assault Two Gay Men.

My name is Tyler Wallach and I’m from Houston, Texas. One night a few months ago, three of my friends and I, we went to dinner at one of our favorite places to go in Brooklyn. I...

I’m From Casper, WY – Video Story.

by Jason Marsden

I’m From Casper, WY – Video Story.

Today’s Video Story was collected on the 50-state Story Tour. Check out the blog where you can follow us on our adventure. If you haven’t submitted a story yet to IFD, or ifI’m Jason Marsden. I am from Casper, Wyoming and I was a friend of Matt Shepard’s around 1997, and one of his friends was friends with one of my friends – was a colleague at...

One Story. Two Perspectives.

by Gay Lynn Costa and Kyle MceLwain

One Story. Two Perspectives.

NOTE: We collected the following two stories in Salt Lake City on the 50-state Story Tour. Gay Lynn Costa and her son, Kyle McElwain, hosted us while we were in SLC and were qu  I’M FROM CHOCTAW, OK. By Gay Lynn Costa When my son, Kyle, was fourteen years old, I asked him point-blank if he was gay. He admitted to me tearfully that he was. We hugg...

Satellite overhead image of Pennsylvania from Google Earth 2022

by Jason Cozart

I’m From Pittsburgh, PA.

I can never repay the deeds and downright good will the people in my life blessed me with. It all started back in 2002 on an unseasonably warm evening in Central Pennsylvania. My ...