When Sahara first started transitioning, she was out and proud. But with time, she felt herself slipping into stealth mode, wanting to just blend in. Now she’s ready to make this her year of visibility.
Profiles in Pride held an event during DreamWeek in San Antonio, Texas, where several LGBTQIA people told their powerful coming out stories in person in front of a live audience. See the recording here.
Sarah grew up in a conservative family that wanted her to fit into a specific mold. But she gradually rejected these constraints and came to embrace her queerness, and with the help of her transgender partner, began to further explore gender identity.
When Belinda came out as gay, she was rejected by her family and religion. These experiences shaped her, and when her son came out as transgender, she welcomed him with open arms and became an advocate for trans youth and their parents.
Hannah thought she was only interested in women. Then she met Peter at the beginning of his transition from female to male and fell in love and took a chance. This is the story of their relationship and how Peter’s transition has impacted Hannah’s identity.
Emmett enjoyed engaging in politics and activism, but after the Texas legislation waged an unprecedented attack on LGBTQ people, he knew he had to step up and do more. This is his story of life as a full-time activist, plus the highs and lows of this critical work.