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by Leon Yuan

From Texas to Taiwan, Gay Man Overcomes Fear By Coming Out Again and Again

Hi, I’m Leon Yuan. I grew up in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. As a teenager growing up in Taiwan, I always knew I was gay. My biggest fear at the time was that if I were to come out to...

Oscar-Winning Movie About Drag Queens Gives Teen Courage To “Live as Out Loud as I Possibly Could.”

by Wallace West

Oscar-Winning Movie About Drag Queens Gives Teen Courage To “Live as Out Loud as I Possibly Could.”

My name’s Wallace West and I’m from Houston, Texas. Coming of age in very conservative Texas, that’s still very conservative, I didn’t see much of myself in movies. I was ...

After Gay Man Comes Out as HIV+, Parents Evolve From Ambivalence to Activism. “I Couldn’t Be More Proud of Them.”

by Bart Loeser

After Gay Man Comes Out as HIV+, Parents Evolve From Ambivalence to Activism. “I Couldn’t Be More Proud of Them.”

My name is Bart Loeser and I’m from Houston, Texas. So it was summer, early summer of 1986. And my best friend who was my roommate previously had just moved to San Francisco a c...

Gay Man Overcomes Conversion Therapy, Sexual Abuse and Addiction. “I Look at Myself as a Survivor, Not a Victim.”

by Mike Hendrix

Gay Man Overcomes Conversion Therapy, Sexual Abuse and Addiction. “I Look at Myself as a Survivor, Not a Victim.”

My name’s Mike Hendrix. I’m from Austin, Texas. As a young child, we moved to Singapore. I was around seven years of age. My parents became Baptist ministers and missionaries....

With the Flick of a Wrist, Trans Woman Turns a Corner in Her Transition and Decides to Come Out at Work.

by Jami Shofner

With the Flick of a Wrist, Trans Woman Turns a Corner in Her Transition and Decides to Come Out at Work.

My name is Jami Shofner and I’m from Houston. Twenty years ago, which was back in the mid-nineties somewhere, I was doing stand-up comedy as a woman, and I was in a drag show in...

From Open Relationship To Polyamorous Marriage: “Sometimes You Think You Know What You Want. And Then You Get Something Else.”

by June

From Open Relationship To Polyamorous Marriage: “Sometimes You Think You Know What You Want. And Then You Get Something Else.”

My name is June. I’m from Houston, Texas. At the beginning of 2018, I was in a relationship. It was a longer term relationship than I had ever been in. And he and I learned a lo...

“Listen, Dude. I’m Gorgeous.” Transwoman Finds Confidence During Dress-Up Day In High School.

by Blair Perry

“Listen, Dude. I’m Gorgeous.” Transwoman Finds Confidence During Dress-Up Day In High School.

I’m Blair Perry and I am from Boulder, Colorado. When I was five, my sister dressed me up in a bunch of princess clothes and she put this hair on me that – it wasn’t even re...

Rizzo To The Rescue: Dog Offers Relief While Gay Man Grieves Loss Of Partner.

by Ladislao Loera

Rizzo To The Rescue: Dog Offers Relief While Gay Man Grieves Loss Of Partner.

My name is Ladislao Loera and I’m from Houston, Texas. I had been with my partner for about eighteen years. The last four years, he was fighting a terminal and rare cancer. He h...

“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...

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