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.
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.
Alicia’s job entails helping young women tell their stories to create positive change in the world, but she didn’t feel safe sharing her own story. Here’s her path to self-acceptance and eventually coming out as intersex — in front of the Texas legislature.
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.
After coming out and feeling rejected by his family and church, Brad also struggled to feel a sense of belonging in the gay community due to his faith. Here’s how he reconciled these two parts of his identity and found a welcoming spiritual home and partner.