Stories

Who The F*** Am I?

A typical question I get on a daily basis usually goes something like; “How did you know you were gay?”. And I can always utilize old grade school crushes, or Roxanne from the Goofy Movie, as suitable examples. I can think of them right off the bat, without hesitation. However, just the other day my… Read more »

Posted by Samantha

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 »

Posted by Pierrot Obi

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

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

Love Knows No Orientation

Article originally appeared on The Good Men Project and can be found here:  https://goodmenproject.com/sex-relationships/love-knows-no-orientation-madison-lbkr/ My Uncle Ernest Washington looked after me as a child. He was my babysitter, my personal comedian, and chef. He made me Banana Pancakes….a bit too regularly but they were made with love. He was kind, Fatherly and gentle with me…. Read more »

Posted by Frank Madison

Friends aka Family

Once upon a time jk… haha… Well it was 4 years ago (2014). I was out with my friends at the mall celebrating Miley’s Birthday. Back then I knew I was bisexual, so yeah back to the story… Well we were all sitting around the table talking to each other and all of a sudden… Read more »

Posted by Jei

A Cinderella Story

My story is not one of all flowers and butterflies, at least not completely. It was late 2011, and I had moved home after college. I had been exploring my gender for the past few years crossdressing and trying to grow out my hair (and time after time being pressured by SOMEONE to have it… Read more »

Posted by Christa Down

Coming Out In The American South

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