Results for "mentor"

Egyptt LaBeija – Life In And Out Of The Ballroom.

by Egyptt Labeija

Egyptt LaBeija – Life In And Out Of The Ballroom.

1980s: Seeing Trans Women For The First Time: “I Felt Welcomed.” I grew up in a town in Long Island called Freeport. And I grew up basically in a middle-class home. My parents...

“Try To Own The Narrative.” Gay Man’s Long Path To Healing After Statutory Rape By His Mentor.

by Ben

“Try To Own The Narrative.” Gay Man’s Long Path To Healing After Statutory Rape By His Mentor.

I’m Ben. I’m from Seattle, Washington. I knew I was gay from about the age of 12 or so and by the time I was 17, I was getting ready to come out. So, there was an AIDS service...

How Ritchie Torres, Openly Gay Council Member From The Bronx, Came To Live a Life of “Radical Authenticity.”

by Ritchie Torres

How Ritchie Torres, Openly Gay Council Member From The Bronx, Came To Live a Life of “Radical Authenticity.”

I’m Ritchie Torres. I’m from Bronx, New York. I remember the first time when I went to the Village and saw two men hold hands together, I was shocked because you would never i...

From Homeless to Hopeful: How One Weekend On Fire Island Changed Gay Teen’s Life.

by Scott Riedel

From Homeless to Hopeful: How One Weekend On Fire Island Changed Gay Teen’s Life.

Hi, I’m Scott Riedel. I’m from Ironton, Ohio. It’s a small town in southern Ohio. I moved to New York about twenty-five years ago and met my partner Gil. Gil was born and ra...

Teacher Strengthens Bond With Students By Coming Out. “I Can’t Imagine Doing That Work Any Other Way.”

by Ryan Hunter Greenlee

Teacher Strengthens Bond With Students By Coming Out. “I Can’t Imagine Doing That Work Any Other Way.”

My name is Ryan Hunter Greenlee and I’m from Chicago, Illinois. So when I was in high school, I decided it was time to come out. And through a little trepidation, I went through...

“He Helped Me Feel It Was Okay To Be Gay And Lutheran.”

by Rick Stuckey

“He Helped Me Feel It Was Okay To Be Gay And Lutheran.”

I’m Rick Stuckey from Chicago, Illinois. I’m Lutheran. I grew up Lutheran. I went to a Lutheran high school. And I always felt a little different. It was summer, it was June, ...

IFD Live: Gay Boss Leaves Impression Of A Lifetime.

by Sandi Marx

IFD Live: Gay Boss Leaves Impression Of A Lifetime.

It’s my first day at my first job and I am scared shitless. I am sitting in the reception area at J. Michael Bloom which was this huge popular talent agency at the time and I wa...

I’m From New York, NY – Video Story.

by Dwayne Jenkins

I’m From New York, NY – Video Story.

Today’s Video Story was collected on the 50-state Story Tour. We met Dwayne in Nashville; he does amazing work with many organizations, one in particular being Nashvile CARES, Hi, I’m Dwayne Jenkins, originally from New York but now residing in Nashville, Tennessee. As a young person who had a child at a very young age, not biological, but sort of a s...

Satellite overhead image of New Jersey from Google Earth 2022

by Josh B.

I’m From East Brunswick, NJ.

So as part of the “peer mentoring” program at my town’s reformed Jewish temple-cum-Hebrew school, I was leading a class discussion about marrying outside the faith. I was a ...