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Gay Man Reconciles Faith and Sexuality After Profanity-Laden Defense of Mother at Church.

by Danny Lopez

Gay Man Reconciles Faith and Sexuality After Profanity-Laden Defense of Mother at Church.

Hi, I’m Danny Lopez. I am from Austin, Texas. Thirteen, 14 years ago, I started dating this guy. Everything was going good and well. Unfortunately, he was outed. In a way I was ...

After Friend’s Death by Suicide, Gay Musician Expresses Trauma Through Art. “Being Vulnerable Allows People In.”

by Blake Allen

After Friend’s Death by Suicide, Gay Musician Expresses Trauma Through Art. “Being Vulnerable Allows People In.”

I’m Blake Allen and I’m from El Paso, Texas. And when I was 18, I moved to Provo, Utah to go to school at Brigham Young University. Provo and BYU are very Mormon and LDS, and ...

“He Lives with a Man. He’s Gay. You Get It?” Gay Man Describes Mother’s Journey to Acceptance.

by Jack Drescher

“He Lives with a Man. He’s Gay. You Get It?” Gay Man Describes Mother’s Journey to Acceptance.

I’m Jack Drescher. I’m from Brooklyn, New York. I originally came out to myself at the age of 21 in 1972. And as part of my coming out process, I gradually started telling peo...

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...

From Homophobia in the Hallways to Making it in Milan. How A Gay Fashion Designer Planned His Way To Success.

by Kadeem Fyffe

From Homophobia in the Hallways to Making it in Milan. How A Gay Fashion Designer Planned His Way To Success.

Hi, my name is Kadeem Fyffe.. I’m from Durham, North Carolina. I grew up in a very, very religious family. My mom is a Southern Baptist minister. And I come from a Jamaican, ver...

Gay Man Overcomes Conversion Therapy, Sexual Abuse and Addiction. “I Look at Myself as a Survivor, Not a Victim.”

by Mike Hendrix

Gay Man Overcomes Conversion Therapy, Sexual Abuse and Addiction. “I Look at Myself as a Survivor, Not a Victim.”

My name’s Mike Hendrix. I’m from Austin, Texas. As a young child, we moved to Singapore. I was around seven years of age. My parents became Baptist ministers and missionaries....

After A Fire & Brimstone Warning, Queer Man Finds Solace In Lauryn Hill and An Ice Cream Shop. “We All Need Angels. Keep a Lookout for Yours.”

by Dusty Childers

After A Fire & Brimstone Warning, Queer Man Finds Solace In Lauryn Hill and An Ice Cream Shop. “We All Need Angels. Keep a Lookout for Yours.”

I’m Dusty Childers and I’m from Gaffney, South Carolina. I went to a church called Blue Branch Baptist Church. And there were a lot of women there, most of them I was related ...

God Compels Gay Christian to Accept Himself. “You’re Trying to Be Something You’re Not.”

by Rob Mundras

God Compels Gay Christian to Accept Himself. “You’re Trying to Be Something You’re Not.”

I’m Rob Mundras and I am from East Windsor, New Jersey. When I was in my early twenties, I was an employee at a fast food restaurant, which was called Gino’s. And me and this ...

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...

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