As a young reporter in Wyoming, Jason Marsden befriended Matthew Shepard. He had no idea how Matthew’s death would change the direction of his life and help him come out as gay. This is his story.
Buck Angel found success as the first trans man in porn. He’s now using that visibility to make an impact as an LGBTQ activist, speaker, entrepreneur, and mentor. This is his story.
When Fiona Dawson came out as gay, she became a major LGBTQ advocate, but after several years, she realized she was actually bisexual. She now advocates for the bi community, and through her work as a filmmaker, she also shares the stories of trans military members and fights for their right to serve.
When Aydian realized he was transgender, in an effort to feel less alone, he started a YouTube channel. It gained popularity, eventually helping him become the first trans man on the cover of Men’s Health. This is his story of embracing his identity, creating resources for the trans community, and starting a family.
Throughout her transition, Emily didn’t have enough community, support, or information. So she’s dedicated herself to helping the transgender community by demanding changes at her college, joining a nonprofit board, sharing her story far and wide, and launching her career in politics.
After a rough childhood, Alex was forced into homelessness. Helping hands got him off the streets, and he now gives back by volunteering as Sister Dottie Bair with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and working to end youth homelessness.
Larry “Lare” Nelson moved to San Francisco in the 1970s and had a ball. Several years later, the AIDS pandemic struck and he lost most of his friends. These losses, coupled with his mother’s passion for giving back, launched him full-force into volunteerism.
After growing up facing intolerable bullying and harassment for being gay, Roddy attempted suicide several times. Hoping to prevent anyone else from going through this, he dedicated himself to serving as a resource and source of hope for LGBTQ youth.
Jonathan always loved performing in theater and television. Over time, he began taking the stage not to act, but to fight for LGBTQ equality and economic empowerment.
When Julian came out as gay in high school, his family didn’t understand. He turned to activism, where he’s found a passion for fighting for LGBTQ equality and lifting up those in the community who need support.