“Transitioning Has Been A Journey And I Wouldn’t Trade It For The World.”

Peal Bennett

“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 country’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ older adults. Learn more about the program here. Pearl Bennett’s …

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Challenging “The Clones” of Fire Island and Celebrating The Freaks at The Pyramid Club.

Victor Mendolia

I’m Victor Mendolia and I’m from Selden, New York, which is on Long Island. When I was 16, I started going out to Fire Island, to Cherry Grove. I had recently left this born-again Christian church that I was involved with for a brief time. And I came out and …

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“I’ll Be Damned If I’m Going To Be Buried A Girl.” Gender Transition Gives HIV+ Trans Man Reason To Live

Teo-Drake

My name is Teo Drake, I actually grew up in Connecticut, near New Haven. The story basically is this intersection or this way of looking at my struggle around gender identity and the way in which that level of sort of struggle and shame impacted my risk for HIV and …

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