Results for "loss"

Queer Woman Honors Friend’s Life By Coming Out And Living Fearlessly.

by Jina

Queer Woman Honors Friend’s Life By Coming Out And Living Fearlessly.

My name is Jina and I’m from Marietta, Georgia. When I was growing up in Marietta, which is this majority white conservative suburb of Atlanta, I was very much an outsider. I al...

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 Opens Up About HIV Status to Provide Hope for Black Queer Youth.

by Tarik Daniels

Gay Man Opens Up About HIV Status to Provide Hope for Black Queer Youth.

I’m Tarik Daniels and I’m from Detroit, Michigan. Around 12 years ago, maybe 11, back in Atlanta, I was  in a long-term relationship and we went on a business trip in Miami. ...

Story Update: Michael Anastasio on Grief, the Holidays, and the Healing Power of Laughter.

by Michael Anastasio

Story Update: Michael Anastasio on Grief, the Holidays, and the Healing Power of Laughter.

Nathan: Hello, welcome to this week’s Story Update. Today, we’re going to be speaking with Michael Anastasio who shared his story with us about four years ago. Before we spea...

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...

Gay Life In Philadelphia From The 1940s To Today.

by Stanley Alper

Gay Life In Philadelphia From The 1940s To Today.

1947: Meeting Other Gays in High School: “It Was Something I Wanted To Be A Part Of.” My life actually started in early September of 1947. That was when I started my first da...

Finding Love While Living Through The AIDS Epidemic.

by Ted Chapin

Finding Love While Living Through The AIDS Epidemic.

Coming Out To Parents in the 1970s Wasn’t Easy But “Time Heals All.” Every every gay man knows at some point in their childhood, certainly by puberty, that – what their a...

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...

Pre-AIDS Greenwich Village: A Time Of “Free Love, Open Sex And Tolerance.”

by Richard Eric Weigle

Pre-AIDS Greenwich Village: A Time Of “Free Love, Open Sex And Tolerance.”

“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 count1967: “From That Moment On, I Never Had One Moment Of Guilt About Being Gay.” The year was 1967. The war in Vietnam was raging. I just graduated from college and I was lucky ...