Being Nonbinary and Gender Fluid: “You Don’t Have To Own Up To One Label Or Be One Thing.”

Ada Guzman

TRANSCRIPT: My name is Ada Guzman, and I’m from New York City. When I was in 7th grade, I had this Latin teacher. She had been my Latin teacher a year before, and she was also my advisor this year. I was going to her office for help with Latin, …

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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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Challenging “The Clones” of Fire Island and Celebrating The Freaks at The Pyramid Club.

Victor Mendolia

I’m Victor Mendolia and I’m from Selden, New York, which is on Long Island. When I was 16, I started going out to Fire Island, to Cherry Grove. I had recently left this born-again Christian church that I was involved with for a brief time. And I came out and …

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Trans Youth Overcomes Locker Room Bullying, Finds Purpose In Helping Others.

Patrick Mess

My name is Patrick Mess, I’m from Canisteo, New York. I’m 22 years old and one day in high school, I was in the locker room getting changed for class and I was really self-conscious so I always got changed in the bathroom of the locker room. And I remember …

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