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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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LGBTQ+ Parenting: What advice would you give to the people who raised you?

LGBTQ+ children share the advice they would give to their parents or the people who raised them.

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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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A library of LGBTQ history links (ever-expanding)

Reading The History of LGBT rights The American Gay Rights Movement Respect Your Trans Elders: Two Justice Warriors Who Paved the Way for Today’s Trans Movement Unbreakable Rainbow in Warsaw Instagram Irish Queer Archive LGBT History Video & Movies Queer UK 1900-1990 Pink Triangles Stonewall Riots Explained Beaten, Robbed & Left to Die (1982) The […]

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Your coming out stories #2

I was 19. “A Tuesday afternoon in October. I was on the way to college. I still remember the sweat beating down my back as I stood outside the black iron gates of Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. My mum would ring me and simply as the question “are you gay?” It was as easy as […]

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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 […]

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Sad yet hopeful. My coming out story.

I was asleep when my mum woke me up softly. Tears were running down her face. She looked confused. “Come to the living room, please. I don’t want to wake your brother up”. There is no right time for people to learn you are LGBT. There is no wrong time, either. People are rarely prepared […]

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Threatened To Be Outed At The Age Of 15

We don’t need to know why people are not ready to come out. We have to be able to let them be. The setting I was 15 years of age. To an outsider, I was living a boring life in a dull village in northern Greece. On the inside, I was living a life in […]

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The “Coming Out” That Made Me

Disclaimer Exclamation Marks are personal stories within QuestionMark. Alternatively, I would have called them “Stories that made us or broke us”. This one took place years ago in a small village in northern Greece. I will do my best to stay as original as I can and to share everything I remember. Let’s start with […]