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Choosing Authenticity: How One Lesbian Risked It All to Be Themselves & Thrived.

by Sammi Price

Choosing Authenticity: How One Lesbian Risked It All to Be Themselves & Thrived.

My name is Sammi Price and I’m from Neenah, Wisconsin.  I remember the first time that I had a crush on a girl, and it was in eighth grade in my little hometown in WisconsiPeople started talking a little bit. In my small town there wasn’t much to talk about. There were suspicions that I was a lesbian. There was talk amongst the crowds. But fas...

Out of the Closet, Out of a Job: Following Discrimination, Lesbian Pursues Life of LGBTQ+ Activism

by Angie Harden

Out of the Closet, Out of a Job: Following Discrimination, Lesbian Pursues Life of LGBTQ+ Activism

My name is Angie Harden. I’m from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  When I was 15, I got my first job. I was thrilled to have my first job. I was lucky enough to work at a recreationaSo I called HR and I said very confidently, “I am certain that this is what has happened to me. I have been fired for being gay. Take a look at my file, take a look at my re...

First Graders Rush To The Defense of Mom’s Trans Daughter: “These Kids Are Incredible. We’re Gonna Be Okay.”

by Marcella Andrews

First Graders Rush To The Defense of Mom’s Trans Daughter: “These Kids Are Incredible. We’re Gonna Be Okay.”

I am Marcella Andrews and I am from Madison, Wisconsin. I grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin and went to high school there. I have a distinct memory in high school of being in the ha...

Gay Man Strikes Back Against Conversion Therapy By Going Undercover And Exposing Anti-Gay Clinic.

by John Becker

Gay Man Strikes Back Against Conversion Therapy By Going Undercover And Exposing Anti-Gay Clinic.

My name is John Becker. I’m from Green Bay, Wisconsin. I knew I was gay long before I knew what word to attach to it. I knew that the feelings that I was feeling were directed t...

After Online Harassment, Gay Student Finds Community He Didn’t Know Existed.

by Eric Schroekenthaler

After Online Harassment, Gay Student Finds Community He Didn’t Know Existed.

I’m Eric Schroekenthaler and I’m from Plover, Wisconsin. The summer before my senior year of high school, I had come out and early in my senior year of high school, an acquain...

Dancing In His Underwear for the Garbage Man, Noah Embraced Queerness and Sexuality Since Childhood

by Noah Michelson

Dancing In His Underwear for the Garbage Man, Noah Embraced Queerness and Sexuality Since Childhood

I’m Noah Michelson and I’m from Racine, Wisconsin, which is a good place to go home to now but not a great place to grow up if you’re queer and especially in the 80s. And I ...

The Kiss That Changed My Life.

by Jason

The Kiss That Changed My Life.

When Jason was 14 years old, he was a foreign exchange student in Ecuador. After befriending a native, they quickly developed a bond with each other. Before long, that bond lead ty name is Jason, I’m originally from  Burlington, Wisconson and I live in Louisville, Kentucky now. When I was 14 I was a foreign exchange student. I went to South America, to ...

Parents Send Teen To Ex-Gay Ministry – Video Story.

by Robbie Maris

Parents Send Teen To Ex-Gay Ministry – Video Story.

After coming out to his religiously conservative parents, Robbie Maris was sent to “ex-gay” ministry, Exodus International. Robbie explains: “What Exodus preaches is that t...

Satellite overhead image of Wisconsin from Google Earth 2022

by Erik Schubert

I’m From River Falls, WI.

So the other day was February 1st. It’s a day I have come to dread. Not because it ushers in another cold month of winter, but because it marks the anniversary of my very first ...

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