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.’
Performing in a drag show changes a life.
Throughout his life as an openly gay man, Patrick has learned that embracing his identity will open doors to communities of support and opportunities for success. From college to his professional life, his authenticity paid dividends.
In college, Ben Conard envisioned a successful future – only being gay was not part of that equation. His struggle with his sexuality manifested itself in some unhealthy ways, both mentally and physically.