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  • Fired for Crossdressing

    I’m in the medical field and I’m a crossdresser. I feel that work scrubs are for the most part gender neutral, however my employer did not feel the same way. I do wear makeup, but nothing over the top. I recently was told by an employee that I need to keep my expression at home and that its not for work. However, 90 percent of the folks I worked with were very accepting.

    Well, the…

  • Reflections on My Rural Truth
    Evan (forth from left) on his first day of college waaaay back in 2011.

    Evan (forth from left) on his first day of college.

    There are no pride parades at my university. Few see them necessary; and so we few who would love to have one are – again – at the mercy of the reflexes that queerness causes in others, the echoes I hear in passings of “that wouldn’t work,” or angry social media rantings about the validity of the more diverse parts of our existence.…

  • My Dancing Dad

    Father's Day 2014

    Growing up, I always knew my dad was different, but it took me many years to figure out exactly how he was different from all the other dads. I grew up in a small town of about 3,000 people, in Northern Montana. With Glacier National Park 50 miles to the east our town slogan ‘Where the Rockies meet the Plains’ reflected our literal geographic location. It’s the heart of oil, farming,…

  • I was Bullied.

    I was bullied. When I was a kid, for most of my childhood I was bullied. Kids find something to pick on and if they see they are getting a reaction, that’s all they need. With me they got a reaction. My childhood was a textbook case of knowing who your true friends were because my true friends stood by me and those who were not either joined in or did nothing. Most of the time, emotionally I managed…

  • Know what it is like!

    In January 2003 my mom and I were forced to move out of our apartment. We ended up moving in with my godmother who then turned around and kicked us out too. After living in a shelter for 5 months we managed to get an apartment. I know what is like to not have a place to live and worry about what is going to happen next. Never knowing if the next day was the day that we were going to have to leave made …

  • I have two moms

    All my life I was raised by a woman and a woman. It always seemed normal to me until I started school. Teachers would ask me about my dad and I didn’t know what to tell them. I always said I had two moms and they give me strange looks, and I was ashamed until I got into high school I realized that being gay is normal and being raised by two women is okay. I’m a senior now at Bryant high …

  • Straight Jacket Feeling

    I first figured out that I wasn’t straight when I was about twelve. We had been shown the health and puberty videos in school and the teacher explained everything my classmates and I really didn’t want to know about our bodies. My teacher had one sentence on gay people: “Some people are attracted to the same sex, and are called homosexual”.

    This was the first…

  • And Now, The Hard Part

    Hi all,

    I am a cartoonist, so that is how I best express myself. But let me make my point briefly here, as well as I can, using only type.

    Yesterday was the most wonderful day for gay rights in perhaps forever, maybe since Stonewall.

    And, as a gay man, I hope that I live to appreciate it.

    You see, I am single. So the marriage-thing (as I call it in my mind) — while entirely possible for me …

  • Private School

    This might not be a very good story of what happened with me. But its worth a shot at trying to explain and trying to make a change.
    I go to a private catholic school, and this is my second year, i thought when i started this school no one would find out my secret. That im bisexual. I came out in the 6th grade. It took my 2 years to tell my parents. My dad sent me to counseling thinking that they could…

  • Why i give a damn!!!!

    Well this is why i give a damn, i give a damn because i believe everyone should be treated equally and not differently. I read stories about how kids, teenagers, and maybe even adults take their own lives. To be honest don’t let someone get to you just because your gay, lesbian, bisexual, or even a transgender. It don’t matter what you are or who you wanna be don’t let …

  • Unconditional love in a Christian f...

    40% of homeless teens identify as LGBT, and I give a damn about that.

    I am a straight Christian ally, but that didn’t happen over night. I grew up being taught that “love the sinner, hate the sin” was a loving approach. As I grew up and experienced life, I learned how hurtful that phrase can be.

    My wife and I have three kids in third grade (one biological, two adopted). …

  • Problem?

    I wasn’t sure which category to post this story in, because my story is not a story about how I or one of my friends dealt with being bullied at home, school or the streets. This one is slightly different and ,while maybe less interesting, I hope it will inspire a person or two.

    I live in the Czech republic and have been growing up in this country for the past 15 years, and even if our country…


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