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Gay Man Learns to Accept Himself After Reaching Low Point. “No Matter What Happens Now, I’m Comfortable With Who I Am.”

by John

Gay Man Learns to Accept Himself After Reaching Low Point. “No Matter What Happens Now, I’m Comfortable With Who I Am.”

My name is John. I’m from Salt Lake City, Utah. One of the first times I encountered anything to do with LGBT+ issues was when I was 10. I was watching the news with my mother, ...

After Parents Find Scandalous Photos of Men on Phone, Queer Person Decides It’s Time To Leave Home.

by Tony Dimauro

After Parents Find Scandalous Photos of Men on Phone, Queer Person Decides It’s Time To Leave Home.

Hi. My name’s Tony DiMauro. I live in Manchester, New Hampshire. I grew up in a very Christian household. I was completely homeschooled all the way through high school. The only...

Bisexual Man Breaks Free of Parents’ Expectations: “It’s Important to Remain True to Yourself.”

by Gabe Lopez

Bisexual Man Breaks Free of Parents’ Expectations: “It’s Important to Remain True to Yourself.”

Hi, my name is Gabe Lopez and I’m from Los Angeles, California. I grew up in a pretty traditional Catholic family, and I remember as a kid, when my mom would go shopping for me,...

Gay Man Opens Up About HIV Status to Provide Hope for Black Queer Youth.

by Tarik Daniels

Gay Man Opens Up About HIV Status to Provide Hope for Black Queer Youth.

I’m Tarik Daniels and I’m from Detroit, Michigan. Around 12 years ago, maybe 11, back in Atlanta, I was  in a long-term relationship and we went on a business trip in Miami. ...

Story Update: Wanda Martinez-Johncox on Accepting Herself, Forgiving Family, and Marrying J.Lo.

by Wanda Martinez-Johncox

Story Update: Wanda Martinez-Johncox on Accepting Herself, Forgiving Family, and Marrying J.Lo.

Nathan: Welcome to this week’s Story Update. Today, we’re going to be speaking with Wanda. Before we do, let’s take a look at her story. Wanda: My name is Wanda Martinez-J...

Story Update: Crystal Cheatham on Faith and the LGBTQ+ Community. “I Found a Space for Myself Here.”

by Crystal Cheatham

Story Update: Crystal Cheatham on Faith and the LGBTQ+ Community. “I Found a Space for Myself Here.”

Nathan: Welcome to this week’s I’m From Driftwood Story Update. Today, we’re going to be speaking with Crystal Cheatham, whose story we filmed over five years ago. Before w...

From “Jose” To “Joe” And Back Again: Gay Man Creates Alternate Identity To Overcome Trauma.

by Jose Ramon

From “Jose” To “Joe” And Back Again: Gay Man Creates Alternate Identity To Overcome Trauma.

Hi. My name is Jose Ramon. I’m from the Bronx, New York. I was 13. I lived on Riverside Drive on 160th and Riverside. Beautiful neighborhood. My mother and father were both born...

“It Ain’t Over Till The Bisexual Speaks.” Activist Fights For Bi Inclusion Throughout The Decades.

by Lani Ka'ahumanu

“It Ain’t Over Till The Bisexual Speaks.” Activist Fights For Bi Inclusion Throughout The Decades.

From Living As A Straight Housewife to Becoming A Lesbian Activist. “It Was An Amazing Awakening.” I was conceived in Hawaii. This is how the story goes – conceived in Hawa...

After Rejection From Family, Gender Non-Binary Person Learns To Live For Themselves. “I Am Ecstatic That I Am Me.”

by Parker Haines

After Rejection From Family, Gender Non-Binary Person Learns To Live For Themselves. “I Am Ecstatic That I Am Me.”

My name is Parker Haines and I’m from Chicago, Illinois. When I was 22, I was sitting in a Friday’s restaurant with my mother. And I had just recently moved to Minneapolis, Mi...

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