Transgender Lesbian: “I Took A Brave Step To Ensure That I Live In The Light of Truth.”

Tori Baker

This story was found with the help of Diversity Role Models which actively seeks to prevent homophobic and transphobic bullying in UK schools. I’m Victoria Baker, or Tori as my friends call me. I’m from London in the UK, been living in London for most of my life. I’ve known …

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Transgender Woman Thought She Was “A UFO Child Left Here By Mistake.”

Cecilia Gentili

“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 country’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ older adults. Learn more about the program here. All 6 …

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Grandma Forces Gay Teen To Come Out To Family One At A Time. “She Was Actually Enjoying My Pain.”

Jawann McBeth

My name is Jawann McBeth, I’m from Ewing, New Jersey. When I was 5 years old, my mom got to this point in the Bible. I remember I was Leviticus 18:22 where it said, “Thou shall not lie with another man; it’s a sin.” And I remember stopping my mom …

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Doctor To Mother Of Gay Son: “It Doesn’t Matter And You Can’t Do Anything About It.”

Johnny Taranto

I’m Johnny Taranto, I’m from Farmingdale, New York. When I was about 5 years old, I remember sneaking downstairs to the basement every morning to watch our VHS copy of The Wizard of Oz. Every single morning, without fail. And I was obsessed with Judy Garland and I was obsessed …

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“This Story Shows How My Mother Lived Rather Than Just How She Died.”

Terry McGovern

My name is Terry McGovern, I’m from East Meadow, New York. My mother was an interesting character. She was kind of athletic, she coached softball when I was a kid, so she was a little bit nontraditional, but nonetheless she had a hard time when she found out I was …

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