By Leslie Cohen
Our love for each other is our blessing. I wanted people to know that, to inspire them to love unashamedly.
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By Leslie Cohen
By Eric Wilson
It was the first time I had ever seen older boys naked, in all their splendor. I was so spellbound by the sight I could not move.
By Elan Pavlinich
This student had never encountered LGBT cultures before. He knew about gay-bashing, but he did not know any gay people. Suddenly he had an openly queer professor.More
By Robert Hamilton
At one point, he yelled: “This is not about sex!” I told him I knew that. “It’s about identity,” I said.More
BY Stanley Ely
A smidgen of greed does slip in as November days grow shorter and colder, and I think of how I’d like someone to cuddle with. But, I ask, why do I miss a relationship when so many turn out badly?More
BY Chloe O. Davis.
I feel absolutely beautiful—elevated in my faith and graceful in my being. My unique identity is my story and my purpose. My labels are complex, not complicated. My labels don’t define me but I give them the power to affirm.More
By Nina Kennedy
As a teenager, I performed as a piano soloist throughout the U.S., South America, and the Caribbean. Eventually I came to New York to study at Juilliard and continued to search for love in women’s bars. My second year at Juilliard, I met the woman who taught me what love was …More
By Edward Jackson
Neither Ric nor I envisioned our first year of married life would be this way.
By Diana Souhami
My need for self-expression began as a struggle with otherness, my confusion and inarticulacy about being lesbian. I was born in 1940. I grew up without words to express what I felt and with no one to tell them to, even if I could have found such words. I had no role models, no books to read.
By Marcus Talberg
The summer I turned 13, I’d almost managed to accept that I’m gay. At the time I didn’t have anyone I could talk to about it. There were no role models that I could relate to, and it was back in the early 2000s, long before social media. The idea of meeting people over the internet was still very new.
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