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“I Started Living My Life Instead Of Surviving It.” Mom Helps Trans Son Realize His Gender Identity.

by Matthew Lewellyn

“I Started Living My Life Instead Of Surviving It.” Mom Helps Trans Son Realize His Gender Identity.

Hi. My name is Matthew Lewellyn. I’m 15 and I’m from Saugerties, New York. So when I was about 12 I think – I think – I was still really confused. I, well going in the sev...

“You Forgot Your Knife In My Car.” The Importance of Safe Spaces for LGBTQ Youth.

by Matt Beierschmitt

“You Forgot Your Knife In My Car.” The Importance of Safe Spaces for LGBTQ Youth.

Hi, my name is Matt Beierschmitt, I’m from Collinswood, New Jersey. When I was 15 years old, I was on my family computer talking on AOL chatrooms and just to meet people and the...

A Father’s Journey: From Disgust to Pride

by Liam Riley

A Father’s Journey: From Disgust to Pride

My name is Liam Riley. I’m from Los Angeles, California. My parents had me at a really, really young age; they were 16 when they had me. So they had nothing of their own. They w...

“I Cannot Have Anything To Do With a Gay Son. Please Don’t Contact Me Anymore.”

by Lester Mayers

“I Cannot Have Anything To Do With a Gay Son. Please Don’t Contact Me Anymore.”

Hi, my name is Lester Mayers and I’m from Brooklyn, New York. When I was 3 years old I lost my mom to complications of AIDS. And my father left me and I went to go live with my ...

Transgender High School Student Encounters Cyberbullying; Confronts Bully In Library.

by Olivia Page

Transgender High School Student Encounters Cyberbullying; Confronts Bully In Library.

Special thanks to the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley for being our partner for this story. My name is Olivia Page. I’m from Hilton, New York. I did the very unique thing o...

Arrested For Being Gay At 14 Years Old. “It Was Police Entrapment.”

by Harold Kooden

Arrested For Being Gay At 14 Years Old. “It Was Police Entrapment.”

My name is Harold Kooden, and I was born in Chicago. We moved to California, North Hollywood, California. At about eleven, I discovered quite accidentally in one of the johns in t...

Senior Class President Fights To Have Gay Student’s Letter Printed In Paper

by Fataah Dihaan

Senior Class President Fights To Have Gay Student’s Letter Printed In Paper

I’m Fataah Dihaan, I’m from Buffalo, New York. I went to an all-boys Jesuit private high school, President of the class, I was fairly popular. My Senior year I was editor of o...

I’m From Tucson, AZ.

by Simon Donovan

I’m From Tucson, AZ.

My horoscope once said that with a new planetary shift it will be the end of “me” consciousness and the beginning of “us” consciousness. I will suddenly shift from self-ce...

“It Ripped My Heart Out” Choosing To Fit In Instead Of Interacting With Gay Friend

by Cameron Stiehl

“It Ripped My Heart Out” Choosing To Fit In Instead Of Interacting With Gay Friend

My name is Cameron Stiehl and I’m from Albuquerque, New Mexico. I’ll never forget the day that I found out that there was a difference. I was at a drama festival in Albuquerqu...

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