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Daye Pope Headshot

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...

“I Felt This Sense of Coming Home.” The Importance of Lesbian Bars Like Cubbyhole and Henrietta Hudson.

by Kinsey

“I Felt This Sense of Coming Home.” The Importance of Lesbian Bars Like Cubbyhole and Henrietta Hudson.

I’m Kinsey and I’m from Detroit, Michigan. Almost three years ago, I moved to New York from Detroit. I moved here for many reasons, one of them being, that I was looking for m...

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...

Queer Black Woman Stops Letting Others Define Her. “I Am Queer. I’m African-American. I’m Very Happy in My Own Skin.”

by Michelle Auwae-Lapilio

Queer Black Woman Stops Letting Others Define Her. “I Am Queer. I’m African-American. I’m Very Happy in My Own Skin.”

Hi, I’m Michelle Auwae-Lapilio from Austin, Texas. I was here in Austin and applying for the Air Force Academy and West Point, the US Military Academy and was submitting my docu...

From Hyper-Feminine to Gender Nonconforming: Bisexual Woman Leaves Toxic Fiancé & Embraces Identity.

by MJ Hébert

From Hyper-Feminine to Gender Nonconforming: Bisexual Woman Leaves Toxic Fiancé & Embraces Identity.

My name is MJ Hébert. I’m from Lafayette, Louisiana. It’s 2016 and I’ve just met someone that I have overwhelming feelings for. And I fall into a whirlwind romance with the...

“I Never Thought About Sexual Violence As Something That Could Be Perpetrated By A Woman.”

by Marissa

“I Never Thought About Sexual Violence As Something That Could Be Perpetrated By A Woman.”

My name is Marissa. I am from Montclair, New Jersey. Growing up as an only child, I sought out older kids and wanted to be taken under their wing. When I was 17, I was a camp coun...

Gay Woman Learns To Love Her Body. “I Gave Myself Permission To Redefine My Life And Who I Am.”

by Raven

Gay Woman Learns To Love Her Body. “I Gave Myself Permission To Redefine My Life And Who I Am.”

My name is Raven. I’m from Brooklyn, New York. My freshman year of high school, I went to a school that was pretty gay. So when I moved to North Carolina my second year, my soph...

From Chaos To Community: Women-Only Campground Helps Lesbian Turn Her Life Around.

by Judith Fitzgerald

From Chaos To Community: Women-Only Campground Helps Lesbian Turn Her Life Around.

My name is Judith Fitzgerald and I’m from Timberville, Virginia. I remember times that I wished my father wouldn’t come home because of the chaos that I grew up in. There was ...

Satellite overhead image of North Dakota from Google Earth 2022

by Bobbi Dykema

I’m From Strasburg, ND.

I’m from Strasburg, North Dakota, hometown of Lawrence Welk. They played polka at my senior prom. A very homogenous, provincial, rural backwater of a place. I got picked on as a...