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Gay Man Loses Loved One to Addiction & Learns “It Wasn’t Up to Me. It Was Up to Him.”

by Peter Horjus

Gay Man Loses Loved One to Addiction & Learns “It Wasn’t Up to Me. It Was Up to Him.”

So my name is Peter Horjus. I’m from Grand Rapids, Michigan.  I moved to New Orleans where we are now about 22 years ago. Frank and I met, my gosh, I guess it must have bee...

Swipes Right, Finds Love: Queer Undocumented Woman Falls in Love & Finds Herself Along the Way.

by Tashi Sanchez-Llaury

Swipes Right, Finds Love: Queer Undocumented Woman Falls in Love & Finds Herself Along the Way.

My name is Tashi Sanchez-Llaury and I am from Trujillo, Peru. It was after another breakup with another cishetero man. I personally think that it was a big rebound, but I think I ...

Flirty Butt Grab During “Godspell” Leads To “Bright, Light, & Wonderful” Perspective on Gay Life.

by Daniel Holland

Flirty Butt Grab During “Godspell” Leads To “Bright, Light, & Wonderful” Perspective on Gay Life.

My name’s Daniel Holland. I’m from Clear Lake, Texas.  It was in 1998. It was, like,  butt cut season at Clear Lake High School. I was in my shell necklace, my cargo...

Lesbian Creates a Committee of Friends to Help Her Find Love. “I Couldn’t Trust My Own Decisions.”

by Meredith Morningstar

Lesbian Creates a Committee of Friends to Help Her Find Love. “I Couldn’t Trust My Own Decisions.”

I’m Meredith Morningstar. I’m originally from Dallas, Texas.  My sister, in her eloquent way, diagnosed me with a broken picker. That means that I couldn’t pick...

At His Lowest Point, Gay Man Finds Escape in Creating Music. “I’m Happier Than I’ve Ever Been.”

by Kelvin Bloodsaw

At His Lowest Point, Gay Man Finds Escape in Creating Music. “I’m Happier Than I’ve Ever Been.”

Hi, my name is Kelvin Bloodsaw. I’m from Martinez, California. I grew up in Philadelphia. I was raised by my mom, single mother. We lived with my grandmother. Ever since I was y...

Queer Black Woman Stops Letting Others Define Her. “I Am Queer. I’m African-American. I’m Very Happy in My Own Skin.”

by Michelle Auwae-Lapilio

Queer Black Woman Stops Letting Others Define Her. “I Am Queer. I’m African-American. I’m Very Happy in My Own Skin.”

Hi, I’m Michelle Auwae-Lapilio from Austin, Texas. I was here in Austin and applying for the Air Force Academy and West Point, the US Military Academy and was submitting my docu...

From Hyper-Feminine to Gender Nonconforming: Bisexual Woman Leaves Toxic Fiancé & Embraces Identity.

by MJ Hébert

From Hyper-Feminine to Gender Nonconforming: Bisexual Woman Leaves Toxic Fiancé & Embraces Identity.

My name is MJ Hébert. I’m from Lafayette, Louisiana. It’s 2016 and I’ve just met someone that I have overwhelming feelings for. And I fall into a whirlwind romance with the...

Lesbian Activist Recounts Her Decades-Long Fight For Equality In Philadelphia And Beyond.

by Leona Thomas

Lesbian Activist Recounts Her Decades-Long Fight For Equality In Philadelphia And Beyond.

1980s: Being Openly Gay In College “Wasn’t Without Some Level Of Risk Every Day.” When I was growing up in high school, I had no idea that I was LGBTQ or potentially LGBTQ....

Gay Life In Philadelphia From The 1940s To Today.

by Stanley Alper

Gay Life In Philadelphia From The 1940s To Today.

1947: Meeting Other Gays in High School: “It Was Something I Wanted To Be A Part Of.” My life actually started in early September of 1947. That was when I started my first da1948: Father Sends Gay Son To Two Psychologists. At the age of 16, which would been in 1948, my father suggested that I see a psychologist. There’s actually a pediatrician whos1963: A Five-Decade Love Story Begins With A Kiss At A Gay Bar. I had a very close lesbian friend. We first met in 1956 and we became immediate friends. It was May 4th of 1963. A2017: After Moving To LGBTQ-Friendly Senior Housing, “I Felt That I Was Starting A New Life.” After being with my partner Pedro for 49 years, 5 months and 2 days, he passed aEvolution Of Language Over Decades: “I Can Now Accept The Word ‘Queer’ And Be A Part Of It.” In my early years, people used to use the word queer. And it was always used ...

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