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Bisexual Man Breaks Free of Parents’ Expectations: “It’s Important to Remain True to Yourself.”

by Gabe Lopez

Bisexual Man Breaks Free of Parents’ Expectations: “It’s Important to Remain True to Yourself.”

Hi, my name is Gabe Lopez and I’m from Los Angeles, California. I grew up in a pretty traditional Catholic family, and I remember as a kid, when my mom would go shopping for me,...

Story Update: Rosa Manriquez On Overcoming Homophobia & Fighting For A Brighter Future.

by Rosa Manriquez

Story Update: Rosa Manriquez On Overcoming Homophobia & Fighting For A Brighter Future.

Nathan: Welcome to this week’s Story Update, where we’re going to be speaking with Rosa Manriquez. And before we do, let’s take a look at her story. Rosa: I’m Rosa Manri...

Black Gay Man Reflects On A Life Defined By Love, Authenticity, Activism And Connection. “That’s Just Part Of Who I Am.”

by Harold Cottman

Black Gay Man Reflects On A Life Defined By Love, Authenticity, Activism And Connection. “That’s Just Part Of Who I Am.”

1980s: Black Gay Man On Coming Out In The South: “While I Did Come Out, I Didn’t Really Feel Free.” So, you know, for me, the last thing that I wanted to be was a gay man be...

Queer Woman Goes Undercover In Prison And Falls in Love.

by Angele Cooper

Queer Woman Goes Undercover In Prison And Falls in Love.

My name’s Angele Cooper. I’m from Los Angeles, California. When I was 25 years old, I had just got out of a really bad breakup. I was going through a lot of depression and dea...

Queer Woman Shares Coming Out Story In Front Of Hundreds Of People – Including Her Mother.

by Día Bùi

Queer Woman Shares Coming Out Story In Front Of Hundreds Of People – Including Her Mother.

My name is Día Bùi. I am a queer Vietnamese Buddhist and I live in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, New York. On my twenty-sixth birthday, which I share with my father, my family went out to...

How A Gay Man’s School Project Helped Mend Relationship With Parents. “They Respected Me. That’s All I Cared About.”

by Angel Olvera

How A Gay Man’s School Project Helped Mend Relationship With Parents. “They Respected Me. That’s All I Cared About.”

My name is Angel Olvera and I’m from Los Angeles, California. I’m from a very conservative desert part of Los Angeles, about an hour north of downtown. So I grew up in the des...

Queer Parent Comes Out To Her Kids: “One Of The Most Liberating Things I’ve Ever Done.”

by Liz Leifer

Queer Parent Comes Out To Her Kids: “One Of The Most Liberating Things I’ve Ever Done.”

My name is Liz Leifer and I’m from Southern California. I had two bouts, actually, of coming out to my parents, my family. One of which was when I was 15 in 1985. My mother chal...

A Broken Down Car, Matching Tattoos, And A Love Story.

by Sam Vitez

A Broken Down Car, Matching Tattoos, And A Love Story.

My name is Sam Vitez, I’m from the southwest of England, from a little village called East Budleigh. About 6 years ago I bought a 1982 Nissan Datsun 280ZX T-top. She was origina...

A Father’s Journey: From Disgust to Pride

by Liam Riley

A Father’s Journey: From Disgust to Pride

My name is Liam Riley. I’m from Los Angeles, California. My parents had me at a really, really young age; they were 16 when they had me. So they had nothing of their own. They w...

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