Falling In Love, Breaking Up, And Reuniting: “Every Day Was The Best, Best, Best, Best Day Ever.”


1950s: Experience During Naptime: “It Was An Inkling Of A Difference.” So being a native New Yorker, I started my early childhood education on the Lower East Side. I was four and a half, five year old. Started nursery school. I remember – very vividly remember one day at night …

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From Open Relationship To Polyamorous Marriage: “Sometimes You Think You Know What You Want. And Then You Get Something Else.”


My name is June. I’m from Houston, Texas. At the beginning of 2018, I was in a relationship. It was a longer term relationship than I had ever been in. And he and I learned a lot of things together. And he and I were in an open relationship. I’d …

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From “Daphne Sometimes” To “Daphne Always”: Trans Woman Reflects On Her Drag Queen Past And Journey To Authenticity.


My name is Stephanie Overbeck. I am from Roseland, New Jersey. The year is 2013. It’s mid-February. I wake up at 7:00 AM in my ex’s place in Jersey City and I have to make it to a 9:30 AM logic lecture at NYU. So I have two and a …

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“Don’t Wait Till You’re In Crisis.” Gay Man Overcomes Debilitating Anxiety By Prioritizing His Mental Health.


My name is Joe Ferreira and I’m from Folsom, California. When I was in college, I did come out to my parents. But then after that, I lost all momentum. I never really came out to my younger brother. I never came out to my extended family at all. And …

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Drag Queen Becomes Drag Politician Following 2016 Election.


My name is Marti Cummings. I’m from Kennedyville, Maryland. Drag happened very organically for me. I was doing a show off-Broadway called “Twist” and I played this androgynous, gender-bending, gender non-conformist character and I just, I really fell in love with the costumes. I felt I was able to express …

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