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Black Boy Free: My Coming Out Story

Pierrot Obi, 25, singer-songwriter, London. I was born in Northern Italy, in Central Reggio Emilia; we moved to the very outskirts of Reggio when I was 8, to an in-the-middle-of-nowhere type of town called Campagnola Emilia; to this day, Campagnola is the place I call “hometown”. I’m the first of three, born in a very… Read more »

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Coming out as Transgender

January 2018 – 5 months before my 17th birthday. There was something different about me. I just thought at first “I need to lose weight” but I kept getting more and more depressed about my body. I came out in January 2018. A year goes by… I still feel the same 4 months before my… Read more »

Posted by Ayden

Not What I Expected

Me coming out to my mom was not what I was expecting. I always thought she would be okay with it, since two of her best friends are gay men, one is even a drag queen, and she’s always been so accepting and kind to them. I was 16 years old, almost 17, when I… Read more »

Posted by Gery

Journey to Safety

Luis Mancheno talks about growing up in Ecuador as a gay man, fleeing his home country after being attacked, and eventually finding safety after becoming a refugee in the United States.

Posted by Luis Mancheno

My Struggle

I was 11 years old (2014) when I found out I was different than everyone else. As a 5th grader with barely any knowledge on things, you are even more confused, which I was. There was this girl in my class and she was soo pretty and beautiful that I gave her two of my… Read more »

Posted by Crystin Mikayla

Struggle of Muslim Lesbian

My name is Nzee, I am basically from Pakistan living here in United States from past 4 years. I am born Muslim and proud to call myself Muslim. But I can’t deny the fact that I am lesbian, why it’s happened I don’t know. I sure have a person I want to marry. To me she is the one who gave me courage to face myself in life and truly see myself of what I am. When I and my… Read More

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10 Years of Hiding Ended on Groundhog Day 2015

I FOUND “THE ONE” In April of 2004 I walked into a small bank in Sedona, Arizona to begin my job as a Teller. Little did I know that the quiet, sassy, smart, gorgeous and driven gal at the far end of the teller line who was operating the drive-thru would change my life for… Read more »

Posted by Cristin

Coming Out in a Latin Culture

Today marked an important day in my life ¼ a century ago as I looked at the Calendar. “THE DINNER”: In our family it was always tradition to introduce your life partner at a family “dinner” at my Mom and Dad’s home. I can remember it as if was yesterday, I was so nervous and… Read more »

Posted by Tim Vasquez

Looking Inward To Come Out

As an Afro-Caribbean transplant to the US/Brooklyn at 5 years old, not only did I sound different, I was different. It turns out I was totally feminine and unaware of it. But that changed the very first day of school when the teacher screamed at me, “Can’t you read?! That’s the boy’s bathroom! You go… Read more »

Posted by Connie Fleming
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