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by Justin Senense

After Coming Out to Filipino Immigrant Parents, Gay Man Learns to Stop Seeking Approval From Others.

I’m Justin Senense, and I’m from Abilene, Texas. I was raised under three pillars. I would say for a Filipino family, it was always food, then it was family, and then I think in that moment with Elizabeth, the word anak shifted for me. I recognize I was always that son. And that being gay, loving a man, being something that my parents still had...

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by Daye Pope

“You’re My Child. I Want To Be There.” Iowa Mom Accompanies Daughter to Thailand for Gender-Confirming Surgery.

My name is Daye and I’m from Clear Lake, Iowa.  Growing up in the country, back home, I always knew that I was different. And I remember at one point when I was 10, actuallI couldn’t put it off any longer and I was living in Washington, DC at the time and I remember having so much nervous energy that I actually left my house and was pacing aro...

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by Leoni Terblanche

Gay Woman Leaves Gendered Uniforms & Homophobic Colleagues Behind for a More Welcoming Workplace.

I’m Leoni Terblanche from Pretoria, South Africa.  Ever since I remember when I was a child, my mom put me in dresses, until age six, where I started making my own decisionI was able to thrive discovering this beautiful, diverse and inclusive culture that we have over here. I met with my beautiful wife that I married. I was able to find jobs that I ...

TikTok Helps Genderqueer Teen Realize Their True Self. “This is Who I Am. This is How I Feel.”

by Li

TikTok Helps Genderqueer Teen Realize Their True Self. “This is Who I Am. This is How I Feel.”

My name is Li. I’m from Somers, New York.  My parents never forced gender norms on me. I never had super masculine or feminine toys as a kid or clothing. They let me lean tThis epiphany was really important to me because all of my childhood, I was so focused on liking men and the TV shows and movies I watched, I was like, “No, that man’s...

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by Kimberly

After Homophobic Encounter in Jamaica, Lesbian Moves To US and Becomes LGBTQIA+ Affirming Counselor.

My name is Kimberly. I’m from Ocho Rios, Jamaica.  When I was 10, I started at an all girls boarding school there. I remember getting there and I was pretty overwhelmed. I I didn’t sleep that entire night because I was just thinking, like, What’s about to happen tomorrow morning when I had to face the entire school? The morning I woke up...

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...

Queer Woman with brown hair, glasses, and golf hoop earrings smiles at the camera. She is wearing a button up shirt with tigers on it sitting in a blue chair.

by Rachel Reyes

Queer Woman Shares Her Path to Parenthood: “Being Queer Wasn’t Going to Stop Me from Being a Mother.”

My name is Rachel Reyes. I’m from Sicklerville, New Jersey. I’ve known since I was a kid, maybe 16, that I wanted to be a mother. I always used to say that I wanted se...

After Being Called the F-Word at a Straight Wedding, Gay Man Immerses Himself in the Queer Community.

by Marc Barrett

After Being Called the F-Word at a Straight Wedding, Gay Man Immerses Himself in the Queer Community.

My name is Marc Barrett, and I’m from Belchertown, Massachusetts.  In the late 70s, when I was basically on the road with a band as a musician and entertainer, I had to wat...

Xbox Game “Tell Me Why” Gives Trans Teen the Confidence to Be Himself. “I Was Finally in My Skin.”

by Evan

Xbox Game “Tell Me Why” Gives Trans Teen the Confidence to Be Himself. “I Was Finally in My Skin.”

I’m Evan, and I’m from Somers, New York.  When I was younger, I never really felt comfortable with the girly things or wearing dresses, playing with all the girl toys...

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