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Closeted Gay College Athlete Learns to Speak Up For Others Following Transformative Pride Experience. “It Makes You A Better Person.”

by Dre'quan Reed

Closeted Gay College Athlete Learns to Speak Up For Others Following Transformative Pride Experience. “It Makes You A Better Person.”

Hi, my name is Dre’Quan Reed. I was born and raised in New Brunswick, New Jersey. I grew up in an area where it was pretty much a lot of masculinity going around. I had to prese...

Non-Binary Person Inspired to Explore Gender Identity and Leave Toxic Ex During COVID Lockdown. “I Had Finally Chosen Myself.”

by Taylor Mckenzi

Non-Binary Person Inspired to Explore Gender Identity and Leave Toxic Ex During COVID Lockdown. “I Had Finally Chosen Myself.”

I’m Taylor McKenzi and I’m from Austin, Texas. When I was younger, I knew that I wasn’t like the other little girls around me. When we would play pretend I would often choos...

Whoopi, The Prom Musical, & A Day With a Trans Trailblazer: How One Lifelong Activist Rediscovered the Meaning of Pride.

by Cathy Renna

Whoopi, The Prom Musical, & A Day With a Trans Trailblazer: How One Lifelong Activist Rediscovered the Meaning of Pride.

My name is Cathy Renna and I am from Queens, New York. I had the incredible privilege and exhausting responsibility of working with New York City Pride when we were the host city ...

Black Gay Man Learns To “Love Myself And Love My Skin” After Being Racially Stereotyped Abroad.

by Micah Peterson

Black Gay Man Learns To “Love Myself And Love My Skin” After Being Racially Stereotyped Abroad.

Hi, my name is Micah Peterson and I’m from Phoenix, Arizona. So, when I was 21, I was in college at Oberlin up in Ohio, which is the middle of nowhere. I had an opportunity to s...

“He Helped Me Feel It Was Okay To Be Gay And Lutheran.”

by Rick Stuckey

“He Helped Me Feel It Was Okay To Be Gay And Lutheran.”

I’m Rick Stuckey from Chicago, Illinois. I’m Lutheran. I grew up Lutheran. I went to a Lutheran high school. And I always felt a little different. It was summer, it was June, ...

Dancing In His Underwear for the Garbage Man, Noah Embraced Queerness and Sexuality Since Childhood

by Noah Michelson

Dancing In His Underwear for the Garbage Man, Noah Embraced Queerness and Sexuality Since Childhood

I’m Noah Michelson and I’m from Racine, Wisconsin, which is a good place to go home to now but not a great place to grow up if you’re queer and especially in the 80s. And I ...

Satellite overhead image of Texas from Google Earth 2022

by Rebecca

I’m From Houston, TX.

Looking back, I remember not always feeling “normal.” In elementary school I wasn’t very pretty, and I had a few good friends, which I still have today. As soon as I was in ...

“I Approached All The Adults In The Kitchen And Let Them Know They Should Be Ashamed Of Themselves. I Am A Lesbian.”

by Shara Dae

“I Approached All The Adults In The Kitchen And Let Them Know They Should Be Ashamed Of Themselves. I Am A Lesbian.”

I’m from Philadelphia, PA To reinforce the sometimes overlooked fact that there are black people in the LGBTQ community, and also that there are LGBTQ people in the blackTRANSCRIPT: My name is Shara Dae. I’m from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It’s pretty much where I spent most of my days, you know as a kid, as an adolescent. So, I’d like to t...

Satellite overhead image of Hawaiian islands from Google Earth 2022

by Rei H.

I’m From Honolulu, HI.

From the time I started school, the divide between me and the other students was unbearable: I would dress like a boy, I couldn’t relate or hang out with other girls, and boys t...

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