Transgender Lesbian: “I Took A Brave Step To Ensure That I Live In The Light of Truth.”

Tori Baker

This story was found with the help of Diversity Role Models which actively seeks to prevent homophobic and transphobic bullying in UK schools. I’m Victoria Baker, or Tori as my friends call me. I’m from London in the UK, been living in London for most of my life. I’ve known …

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“It’s Just Normal. My Two Kids and My Dog and My Husband.”

Tony UK

This story was found with the help of Diversity Role Models which actively seeks to prevent homophobic and transphobic bullying in UK schools. My name is Tony and I’m from North London. Growing up in a Caribbean family was quite challenging. The messages you got were that, it wasn’t okay …

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“You’re Still Fighting This? Dude, Get Over It.” Activist Finds Himself In Same Room As Homophobic TV Host.

Paul-Lalonde

My name is Paul Lalonde and I’m from Cornwall, Ontario, in Canada. About a decade ago when I was about 22 or 23, the same-sex marriage campaign in Canada was ramping up quite a bit so some of the courts were starting to overturn the laws and gay people were …

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“I Still Want to Have a Family. It’s Just Going to Look Different.” Coming Out In A Catholic Family.

Carlo-Velayo

I’m Carlo and I’m from Sydney, Australia. It took me 25 years to come out to my best friend, to my family, and a large part of that delay is because of my Catholic faith, my Catholic upbringing. Growing up there was definitely this image of the perfect family, the …

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Gay, Closeted, and Heartbroken in Morocco.

Anthony-Mercurio

My name is Anthony Mercurio and I’m from San Francisco. In 2009 I studied abroad and lived in Morocco, studying Arabic. I came out of the closet when I was very young, I was 15. Out and proud and pretty loud about it. I grew up in, I was lucky …

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