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.
I grew up in a southern, conservative, Presbyterian environment for 18 years. My Church owned my K-12 school, and my family was active in both. My parents led Bible studies in our home and founded several churches. I was no stranger to the Bible, and certainly not to what it said about LGB people. To… Read more »Posted by Evan
I always knew I wasn’t like all the other little boys. Growing up in a traditional Filipino household meant church on Sundays, bringing home straight As, and “fitting in.” Somewhere in between my affinity for beauty pageants but my aversion to being sexually attracted to those beauty queens, I knew there was something about me… Read more »Posted by Edwin Gino Raagas
When I was in High School my best friend at the time asked me out. I rejected, knowing that I was gay. Later that night I called her up and confessed to her how I only like boys and that it’s always been that way. After telling her this we grew closer but it came… Read more »Posted by Leland Glauz