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How a Crush Saved a Queer Person’s Life. “Falling in Love was the Catalyst for Accepting Who I Am.”

by Grey

How a Crush Saved a Queer Person’s Life. “Falling in Love was the Catalyst for Accepting Who I Am.”

Hey, so my name is Grey. I grew up in Florida.  I grew up in a church and in a family that was very conservative Christianity wise. They’re also Caribbean. There’s alSo that led me to finding community online, then finding community in person, and then coming to a place where I can accept and be proud of who I am. And that has brought me to wh...

Queer Woman with brown hair, glasses, and golf hoop earrings smiles at the camera. She is wearing a button up shirt with tigers on it sitting in a blue chair.

by Rachel Reyes

Queer Woman Shares Her Path to Parenthood: “Being Queer Wasn’t Going to Stop Me from Being a Mother.”

My name is Rachel Reyes. I’m from Sicklerville, New Jersey. I’ve known since I was a kid, maybe 16, that I wanted to be a mother. I always used to say that I wanted se...

From Dance Class to Bible Study to Basic Training, Queer Woman Finally Finds Her Identity.

by Staci Molinar

From Dance Class to Bible Study to Basic Training, Queer Woman Finally Finds Her Identity.

My name is Staci Molinar, and I’m from Chicago, Illinois. I grew up in an upper-middle class suburb that was very diverse, and very inclusive, and welcoming for all individuals....

Queer Woman Honors Friend’s Life By Coming Out And Living Fearlessly.

by Jina

Queer Woman Honors Friend’s Life By Coming Out And Living Fearlessly.

My name is Jina and I’m from Marietta, Georgia. When I was growing up in Marietta, which is this majority white conservative suburb of Atlanta, I was very much an outsider. I al...

“If My Personality Is Multifaceted, Why Can’t My Experiences Be?” Queer South Asian Embraces How He Doesn’t Fit Perfectly Anywhere.

by Darshan Shah

“If My Personality Is Multifaceted, Why Can’t My Experiences Be?” Queer South Asian Embraces How He Doesn’t Fit Perfectly Anywhere.

Hi, I’m Darshan Shah. I’m from Lake Mary, Florida. It was my sophomore year at the University of Florida. New to coming out, just kind of came out to my closest group of frien...

College Student Finds His Queer Voice Studying Abroad in Rome. “It’s Been Incredibly Liberating.”

by Paolo Lee

College Student Finds His Queer Voice Studying Abroad in Rome. “It’s Been Incredibly Liberating.”

Hey, I’m Paolo Lee, and I am from Glendora, New Jersey.Hey, I’m Paolo Lee, and I am from Glendora, New Jersey. I’ve always been a musician. Music is in my family. I’ve been a singer-songwriter. I’ve learned how to play piano. ...

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 ...

Financial Planner Finds Their Life Purpose – And Their Own Identity – In Helping Other Queer & Trans People

by River Nice

Financial Planner Finds Their Life Purpose – And Their Own Identity – In Helping Other Queer & Trans People

My name is River Nice and I am from Toms River, New Jersey. So in 2016, I was new to Philly and I was working at this tech startup. Part of what I liked about working at the tech ...

Queer Iraqi Woman Breaks Down the Closet Door. “This Is Not a Way to Live.”

by Alaa Wasfie

Queer Iraqi Woman Breaks Down the Closet Door. “This Is Not a Way to Live.”

I’m Alaa Wasfie. I’m from Baghdad, Iraq. In 2003, I was 13 years old during the American-Iraqi war. My grandmother wanted us, the entire family, to be together in one house so...

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