Results for "Louisiana"

Trans Nonbinary Person Learns to Put Herself First: “Sha’Nyia Today Is Just All About Self-Care.”

by Sha’Nyia Baltimore

Trans Nonbinary Person Learns to Put Herself First: “Sha’Nyia Today Is Just All About Self-Care.”

My name is Sha’Nyia Baltimore. I’m from New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1995, I graduated high school. My best friend takes me to a gay bar for the first time. I see drag. I’m co...

From Hyper-Feminine to Gender Nonconforming: Bisexual Woman Leaves Toxic Fiancé & Embraces Identity.

by MJ Hébert

From Hyper-Feminine to Gender Nonconforming: Bisexual Woman Leaves Toxic Fiancé & Embraces Identity.

My name is MJ Hébert. I’m from Lafayette, Louisiana. It’s 2016 and I’ve just met someone that I have overwhelming feelings for. And I fall into a whirlwind romance with the...

Black & Gay In New Orleans From The 60s To Today: “You Get Up, You Dust Yourself Off, And You Fight On.”

by Michael Hickerson

Black & Gay In New Orleans From The 60s To Today: “You Get Up, You Dust Yourself Off, And You Fight On.”

First Shunned By Neighbors, Then The Bars: Being Black In New Orleans In The 1960s and 1970s. Well, I was born to Sadie and Charlie Hickerson. We lived in an area of New Orleans c...

I’m From New Orleans, LA – Video Story.

by Dix

I’m From New Orleans, LA – Video Story.

My name is Dix and I’m from New Orleans. This is where I grew up. I have a daughter who is – it’s almost criminal to call her seventeen because she’s going to be eighteen ...

I’m From Lake Charles, LA – Video Story.

by Paul Soileau

I’m From Lake Charles, LA – Video Story.

I’m Paul Soileau and I’m from Lake Charles, Louisiana.  Lake Charles is a really small town. I was like 13 when I came out. I was in a Catholic school, and I found this boy i...

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by Brett Harris

I’m From Shreveport, LA.

In the crisp fall of 1977 I was a strapping and husky 16-year-old. A close (and closeted) high school friend of mine decided we should visit the “Florentine” Night Club; the p...

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I’m From Baton Rouge, LA.

In college, I had confusing fights with myself over whether to come out and to what extent. One of the first groups I sought out was the gay group on campus. It was important for ...

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by Bruce Ransom

I’m From Sulphur, LA.

After picking up my 72-year-young mother at LAX, we arrived at my apartment in West Hollywood. Walking up the steps to my building, me carrying her huge luggage (bigger than her 5...

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by Ryan

I’m From New Orleans, LA.

This is the story of the most delicious po-boy I’ve ever eaten. After moving into my 12th house by the time I was in middle school, I still felt at home in New Orleans. I loved ...