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

Edward LeMay Headshot

“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. Edward LeMay’s …

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“A Matter of Life and Death.” Being Black and Gay in the 1960s.

Donald Bell

“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. Donald Bell’s …

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“To Close Off Is Not In Our Blood.” Parents Flee Iran, Accept Gay Son.

Eric Namaky

My name is Eric Namaky and I’m from Chagrin Falls, Ohio. My parents are originally from Tehran, Iran, where they were political activists in the late 70s. In 1979, the Shah shut down colleges and that created a vigor uproar of demonstrations. And both of my parents were heavily involved …

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Gay Law Student Puts Ex-gay Counselor In His Place.

Scott-Blair

My name is Scott Blair. I’m from Ocean Grove, New Jersey. When you apply to law school these days, you can actually mark on your application if you are openly gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. And, you know, I put that down, because I figured why not? I was. And …

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“I Am Who I Am, You Should Get Over It.” A Trans* Youth’s Path to Self-Acceptance.

Alex-Williams

I’m Alex Williams. I’m from Philadelphia. Growing up, I was raised very, very, like, Christian, just strict, like, down-your-throat kind of Christian religion. Before you can even walk or talk, the number one thing I think that was like, preached to you was like, “Okay, homosexuality is wrong. This is …

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