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Coming Out During Covid: “I’m Very Grateful for Being Able to Be Authentic with my Dad.”

by Wayne Glass

Coming Out During Covid: “I’m Very Grateful for Being Able to Be Authentic with my Dad.”

My name is Wayne Glass. He, him, his pronouns. And I am from St. Paul, Minnesota. I grew up in Montgomery, Alabama as well as Spokane Washington. The reason why I lived in so many...

“Are The Cats Gay, Too?” Queer Woman Comes Out To Mother With A Little Help From Her Feline Friends.

by Sho Barksdale

“Are The Cats Gay, Too?” Queer Woman Comes Out To Mother With A Little Help From Her Feline Friends.

My name is Sho Barksdale. I am from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Animals have always been a big part of my family’s life. Growing up, I’ve had cats, dogs, hamsters, rats, snapping ...

1961: “I Couldn’t Bring Myself To Write The Word ‘Homosexual.’”

by Edward Lemay

1961: “I Couldn’t Bring Myself To Write The Word ‘Homosexual.’”

“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 count1961: “I Couldn’t Bring Myself To Write The Word ‘Homosexual.’”   The year is 1961. I had just graduated from high school and I was on my way to St. John’s Univer...

“Ian McKellen Would Be Proud” Of Teacher Coming Out To Students On The First Day Of Class.

by Adam Sandel

“Ian McKellen Would Be Proud” Of Teacher Coming Out To Students On The First Day Of Class.

My name is Adam Sandel and I’m originally from Hopkins, Minnesota. When I moved to San Francisco in 2001 when I was officially coming out as a gay man, I didn’t know anyone bu...

“Surprise!” Abby Comes Out To Her 90-Year-Old Grandpa.

by Abby Fink

“Surprise!” Abby Comes Out To Her 90-Year-Old Grandpa.

I’m Abby Fink and I’m from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and I recently came out to my grandfather. He was kind of the last one in my family to know. His name is Irving and he’s t...

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by Desmond Kidney

I’m From Northfield, MN.

Ah, first love. First heartbreak—and second. This story does not feature my fumbled makings-out while skipping chapel on the roof of the science building. This story is not abou...

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by Brent Roelofs

I’m From Raymond, MN.

In light of the recent tragic suicides as a result of gay teens being bullied, it has brought back a lot of memories of the struggles and pain that I went through when people foun...

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by Jeffrey Anderson

I’m From Minneapolis, MN.

Our elderly next door neighbor passed away last Friday. Even though she was up there in years it was still a shock to hear that she had died. Leo and I had known Eunice (not her r...

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by Mike Triggs

I’m From Laurens, IA.

When I was a candidate for the Iowa Legislature in 1984 there was an out gay Republican, Rich Eychaner, who was also on the ballot who was running for Congress. While knocking on ...

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