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.
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 »
This story is not quite long…. I think, and I’m glad you’re stopping whatever you doing in reading my story. It all started in 7th grade 1st day of school. In what was my old middle school class had an assigned table. I had no friends of mine in my class, and spotted a friend… Read more »
Like many, I knew from a young age that I was ‘different’. I wasn’t fully able to put a finger on what I was feeling: it was like my insides were mixed up and I was being crushed with tremendous weights. I got used to this feeling until one day in fourth grade my friend… Read more »
2017. Sixth grade. Labels. Hierarchies. Opinions. Phones. These were all key factors in my coming out journey. So, just to start things off, I’m pansexual… and I’m female. When I was in fourth grade I only hung out with boys. One of the boys liked me. I thought I liked him back… Everyone said I… Read more »
I am a 15-year-old girl. I identify myself as pansexual. I am attracted to all genders; male, female, trans, etc. I do not discriminate against anyone. Color, gender, social status isn’t something that I care about, I look for personality. I always have. In the 6th grade, I started to doubt my sexual orientation, but… Read more »
I grew up playing sports, but swimming was always special ever since I saw Michael Phelps swim the butterfly when I was six years old. My uncle loved to swim, and even taught me how to at a very young age. We had years of great bonding that I’ll never forget, memories I carried with… Read more »
The year 2017 marks exactly ten years since the first day I told someone I was gay (technically I said I was “bi,” but that’s for another story). Not only did I come out, but I also turned 21 on the same day. Every year I am thankful for not only making it another year… Read more »