Posts Tagged ‘dad’

Hillary

Published by admin on August 16th, 2010 - in Video Stories

Hillary’s Coming Out Story from I Want the World to Know on Vimeo.

Hillary, one of my oldest friends, grew up in a suburb south of Boston. Though we shared our childhood years together, it wasn’t until recently that we both discovered that we were both gay! Therefore, I knew I had to interview her for this project! Hillary had an epiphany at summer camp at age 15 when she discovered that a fellow female camper had feelings for her. She went through the next few years dating both men and women, and she now defines herself as gay. A talented musician, Hillary started writing music as a teenager and was a member of an a capella group in college. She now lives in Brooklyn with her longtime girlfriend and works for pingg.com. Check out Hillary’s story!

Steven

Published by beckatz on April 4th, 2010 - in Video Stories

Steven’s Coming Out Story from I Want the World to Know on Vimeo.

Steven grew up in Virginia in a very Christian household. As a child he wasn’t interested in playing football; instead, he loved playing school. Though his grandmother, a very influential person in Steven’s life, supported him as a child with his “alternative” interests, she was shocked when Steven came out to her while he was in college. His father, who he describes as homophobic, was surprisingly calm when Steven came out to him. Steven is proud to live out and proud and makes no apologies for who he is. He loves deeply and spends time with friends who support every part of him. Steven is articulate and honest in his storytelling; he shares his journey with ease and humor, a very intelligent and inspiring young man. Please watch, and stay tuned for Part 2!

Edgar

Published by beckatz on March 3rd, 2010 - in Video Stories

Edgar’s Coming Out Story from I Want the World to Know on Vimeo.

Edgar grew up in El Paso, Texas, where he had no gay role models or gay friends. He hinted that he was gay to a few of his close friends during his senior year in high school, who were all supportive, but he waited a while before telling anyone else. Ultimately, it was his experience at NYU that pushed him out of the closet. He came out to his parents, both of whom are Mexican and Catholic, while home for his winter vacation. Although it took some time for his mother to get comfortable with her son’s sexuality, she is now fully supportive of Edgar and his partner. Edgar believes that being honest and patient with yourself are the keys to coming out in a healthy way. He is intelligent, articulate, and fabulous! Watch his story now!

Andrea and Harvey

Published by beckatz on February 8th, 2010 - in Parents Stories, Video Stories

Andrea and Harvey’s Story from I Want the World to Know on Vimeo.

Andrea and Harvey talk about having a gay daughter and what their reactions were when she first came out. Both Andrea and Harvey are extremely supportive of their daughter, Becca, and never had any doubts about her capabilities. Their take on having a gay child is, unfortunately, not very common, but they hope to inspire other parents to have an open mind and create a dialogue with their sons and daughters. The bottom line for them is that love and health always prevails when it comes to children. If your child is healthy and happy, their sexuality should not be an issue. Andrea and Harvey are remarkable in their strength, candor, and compassion. Parents everywhere should follow their lead and provide their children with the love, support, and understanding that they deserve.

Jess

Published by beckatz on January 3rd, 2010 - in Video Stories

Jess’s Coming Out Story from I Want the World to Know on Vimeo.

Jess is a fabulous gay lady from New York. She grew up on Long Island and now works in the city as a web designer. She also writes for a fantastic website, Autostraddle, “an intelligent, hilarious & provocative voice and a progressive international online community for a new generation of kickass lesbian, bisexual & otherwise inclined ladies.” Jess first realized she was gay at the end of high school, and she came out to her friends and family in college. Jess loves being part of a smaller and more intimate community and believes her gayness has provided her with a more profound connection with those around her. Please watch Jess’s wonderful story! Feel free to follow Jess @jessxnyc on Twitter!

Ellen, 35

Published by beckatz on July 6th, 2009 - in Video Stories

Ellen’s Coming Out Story from I Want the World to Know on Vimeo.

Ellen, a Connecticut native, came out to her mom when she was 17 after she learned that her girlfriend was being kicked out of her home by her suspicious mother. Though Ellen’s mom “could be a PFLAG mom” today, it took years for her to realize that Ellen’s attraction to women was more than just a phase. Ellen’s father is also extremely supportive and relays gay-related stories to his daughter when he catches them on TV or in the newspaper. Ellen currently lives in Brooklyn with her 2 cats and plans on getting married in the future.

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