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Story Update: Melissa Driscol on Confronting Bullies and the Politics of Cutting Ties.

by Melissa Driscol

Story Update: Melissa Driscol on Confronting Bullies and the Politics of Cutting Ties.

Nathan: Hello and welcome to this week’s Story Update for I’m From Driftwood. Today, we’re going to be speaking with Melissa Driscol, who shared her story with us about clo...

“We Tolerate You. Isn’t That Enough?” How A Father Grew To Embrace His Queer Son.

by Peter Zook

“We Tolerate You. Isn’t That Enough?” How A Father Grew To Embrace His Queer Son.

I’m Peter Zook and I’m from Cincinnati, Ohio. So I came out when I was 16. First, my mom – at first, I told my mom. It was during the summer after my sophomore year of high ...

“Sometimes I’m A Woman, Sometimes A Man. Most Of The Time I’m Neither. Sometimes I’m Both At The Same Time.”

by Erin Busbee

“Sometimes I’m A Woman, Sometimes A Man. Most Of The Time I’m Neither. Sometimes I’m Both At The Same Time.”

My name is Erin Busbee. I’m from Cleveland, Ohio. When I was 6 years old, I was at a playground or a park. And I’m playing with the kid there and their parent comes over and i...

Lesbian Avenger Recalls Highlights of 1994 “Pride Ride” And Fighting For LGBTQ Rights Across The Country.

by Cathie Berrey-Green

Lesbian Avenger Recalls Highlights of 1994 “Pride Ride” And Fighting For LGBTQ Rights Across The Country.

My name is Cathie Berrey-Green and I’m from Granville, Ohio. I found myself in 1994 living in Austin, Texas. I was living in this crazy environment, like a queer collective and ...

Student Fights To Change School Dress Code–And Wins. “I Should Be Allowed To Wear A Suit.”

by Nash Keyes

Student Fights To Change School Dress Code–And Wins. “I Should Be Allowed To Wear A Suit.”

I’m Nash Keyes. I’m from Columbus, Ohio. So late one night after a long day of school, like in the middle of winter I think, I was at home brushing my teeth to get ready for b...

Bisexual Man Reflects On Truth And Love.

by David R. Matteson

Bisexual Man Reflects On Truth And Love.

“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 count1950: “That Was The First Time I’d Had Sex With Another Guy.” When I was 12, which would have been about 1950, I made my trip to my grandparents’ farm. Each of my brother...

“She’s Going To Have To Go Back.” Binational Queer Couple Overcomes Terrifying Immigration Process.

by Brook Umbrell

“She’s Going To Have To Go Back.” Binational Queer Couple Overcomes Terrifying Immigration Process.

My name is Brook Umbrell and I’m from Toledo, Ohio. In 2014, I decided that was going to be my Summer of Yes. A good friend of mine was doing a queer calendar at the time. She&#...

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...

Hateful Message From Friend Inspires Lesbian To Live More Honestly.

by Melissa Driscol

Hateful Message From Friend Inspires Lesbian To Live More Honestly.

My name’s Melissa Driscol and I’m from Lorain, Ohio. So growing up, I had a lot of activities that I had to be a part of. And with that, my family in particular had a few frie...

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