“I am here today to let people know that they are somebody.”
“You have to step outside the box.”
After leaving her parents suburban home, Egyptt LaBeija encountered a host of challenges – unemployment, living in a shelter, sex work, and intimate partner violence. Ultimately, she was able to escape her bad circumstances and live a brand new life.
While training to be a teacher in New York City, Brian Johnson met a woman who would soon become his best friend. Despite their closeness, however, he kept his queerness a secret from her. Then one day at a party, he summoned the confidence to come out to her – and then she came out, too.
“I Should Call The Police Right Now!”
“I want the information to be disseminated.”
Raised as a boy, Genn Herley knew from a young age that she was more comfortable and more herself being feminine.
HIV Diagnosis Reunites Family.
Nick Donias grew up in a tough part of Fort Worth, Texas, where his only respite was his Pentacostal church. When he discovered that he was gay, he questioned whether he could continue to be religious. Fortunately, after a spiritual moment at a gay bar, he discovered his spirituality and his sexual orientation could, in fact, coexist.
Trans woman reveals her authentic self to grandmother.
“I felt that I was starting a new life.”
In the early 1960s, Stanley was at a gay bar in Philadelphia when he met a man who was just his type. Their kiss that night would be followed by a loving partnership of almost fifty years.
“At the age of 16, which would be in 1948, my father suggested that I see a psychologist.”
Evolution of language over decades.
“My appearance really fell into place.”
‘But You Should Start Your Journey.’