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By Sabrina Godlewski
In 2016, I was in the military, about to visit my therapist for depression and gender dysphoria. I cried before I went in, staring up at the looming hospital tower and wondering if things would ever change. Unbeknownst to me, that very day, they would.

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By Mary McGrath
My partner and I went home. I was crushed that my mom didn’t defend me. I was her daughter. He was a newcomer. When she picked him over me, I was devastated.

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By Jessica Max Stein
As I uncovered Hunt’s story, I was touched by how he came to terms with his sexuality over the course of his life. Hunt’s experience reflects similar journeys taken by other members of his generation, as one’s life often reflects one’s times.

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By Cory Allen
I was intent on having children; it was always a deal-breaker for me. I uprooted and relocated to San Francisco two years after our breakup in search of a better work-life balance.

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By Wynne Nowland
I decided to draft an email to my colleagues explaining that, the next day, I would be coming to work as Wynne — donning a woman’s business suit, makeup, jewelry, and my chic new pixie hairstyle.

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By Paddy Reid
Ethel asked to speak to me privately, and told me about Glenn, her son, who was gay; he was their pride and joy. But now was in Madison General Hospital with what was then considered a new, scary illness: HIV-AIDS. 

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By James Gaynor
So I found myself telling a camera about how Roy Cohn had saved my life — because, during the two years when the virus was at its most transmittable and when I would have been at my most enthusiastically sexual, I was celibate.

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By Lena Milam
There was no moment in Max’s childhood where I thought he might identify as someone other than a woman.

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By Shaley Howard
What an incredibly brave seven year-old girl. I couldn’t imagine grasping my sexual orientation at that age, let alone having the courage to speak openly about it.

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By Jessica Mills
While in elementary school I, like most children, grasped the concept of gender but hadn’t yet faced the term’s social significance. I remained unaware that my family differed from others.

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