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Would you refer a trans girl like me?

My name isn’t Maria, but I will be Maria for this article. I am a trans girl that was born several years ago in a poor neighbourhood in Brazil. My mum was too young when she gave birth to me, so my grandparents and my uncle were the ones to mostly raised me. I have […]

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My name is Ariadni, and this is my story

I was only a little child when I sneaked into my mum’s bedroom, and I put on her dress and lipstick. At this young age was the first time my mum tried to scare the woman out of me. It took me several years to face the world and honestly show them who I am. […]

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Growing up black and gay: Tired of being different (17 min read)

This is a personal story about racism and how it is to grow up black and gay in a white man’s world. There is a common misconception that I haven’t experienced racism or that it hasn’t affected my life. I’m university educated, I have a great job, I travel the world, and I enjoy my […]

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Your coming out stories #3 – Coming out in a straight world (9 min read)

The following story is written by Casper.Do you have a story to share? Growing up in a straight world I’ve known since the age of twelve that I was somehow different compared to my classmates in elementary school. Or even at a younger age. I mean, when do you really know about your sexuality? I […]

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Living with HIV #3

Getting HIV stories has proven out to be more difficult than I expected. I will keep publishing them as they arrive in my inbox. From what I can see, there are people out there with a will to talk but we don’t make them feel safe. The next stories came to us anonymously through a […]

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Protected: A fictional article from the future

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

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Living with HIV #2

In the city I live, it is estimated that there are about 8000 HIV+ people. Every time I searched for poz people through Grindr I found none in the closest 20-30 km. Although I would never ask anyone to share their HIV status on a dating profile, I started wondering how are we treating people […]

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Living with HIV #1

I was 12 years of age, back in Greece. I remember watching TV and a journalist had on the phone two HIV people talking about their experiences. One gay man and one straight woman. I still remember how the host tried to blame the gay man for promiscuity. At the same time, he was very […]

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Substance Abuse #2: Getting Tina out of my life

Confession share by Tony. Share your substance abuse story. “I didn’t try recreational drugs until I was in my early 30s when I became friends with a group of guys who would go out to a club and then back to a house party a few times a month. I was never a fan of […]

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Substance Abuse #1: I didn’t know I was a drug addict

This is a story from an anonymous reader about how their experience with alcohol and drugs since a very young age and how they have come out through this tunnel with the help of AA. “I started drinking and using drugs when I was about 16. At the time I didn’t really understand why – […]

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I wanted to come out on my terms — a breakup from hell (8 min read).

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Your coming out stories #1

“I knew for sure that I was gay at 13, after binge-watching Queer as Folk (both the UK and US versions). In 2nd Year Art, I told three close girlfriends and they were completely supportive. One of them was that stereotypical straight white girl and asked me the MOST awkward and inappropriate questions. Although they […]