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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...

“I’m a Son. I’m a Gay Man. I’m a Teacher. I’m a Christian.” Gay Man Learns to Embrace His Whole Self.

by Patrick Tirino

“I’m a Son. I’m a Gay Man. I’m a Teacher. I’m a Christian.” Gay Man Learns to Embrace His Whole Self.

I’m Patrick Tirino. I’m from Astoria, New York. I always knew I was gay from a very, very small age. I could vividly remember a picture that’s still in my motherSo then I start working. I get a job as a teacher. Christmas approaches of that year and as most Italian families, the holidays are a big deal. I was like, how am I not spending a...

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 ...

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