Stories in Pride that you’ll love, handpicked by our team.
A Drag in the Family
Daphne and Bill On a darkened theater stage, she gave the cue for her spotlight. Daphne Storm, wearing heels and a wig, dominated the space with her nearly seven-foot frame.
The Less Spoken About Aspects of Coming Out "Later in Life"
The Less Spoken About Aspects of Coming Out "Later in Life" What you think coming out is like is only half rightFor anyone coming out after having built a life- career, marriage, kids- the process and feelings can be quite different from that of a younger person. The one thing that remains the same between the two age groups is the fear and the real possibility of rejection. Each age group faces distinct challenges to living authentically. This list of "Things I Was Not Prepared For" impacted me, and a few other later blooming queer women I have spoken to, but seemed to be less impacting to my loud and proud LGBTQIA daughter and her friends.
Do I Have to Define My Sexuality?
I think I was 13 when I told my mom, half-jokingly as a way to test the waters, that I might someday end up being with women. She didn’t love it.
Wish you well
I remember feeling the dramatic pinch against my skin the minute the bullet struck me. It felt like a thick nail, surrounded by a fireball, had entered inside of me with no plan of escaping. I remember the cold wisp of air that escaped my lips on impact and the noticeable arch in my back as I began to collapse.
Happy Trans-versary to Me
Happy Trans-versary to me. It has been official 2 years since I began my transition into my authentic true self. It has been a very interesting 2 years so far and there is so much I have learned: both positive and negative. Where to even begin?
The Trials and Tribulations of LGBTQ Dating
"We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it." - John Lennon
How The Pandemic Helped Me Finally Come Out
What better way is there to tell a coming-of-age story than with a ‘coming out’ story? Well, to set the scene, this all took place at a time in my life that was perhaps a little later than the average coming out story - I was 22 when it happened. I'd been putting it off for years, and while I'd had the courage to talk to some of my close friends about it, and what bisexuality actually meant, my family had no idea.
An Afternoon to Remember for a Very Long Time
If you are on Grindr, it is everywhere. What I mean is everyone is doing it, the thirst trap. My "process" on Grindr starts with location. It must answer a quick question, and that is,
Queering the Healing Process
*This piece contains descriptions of sexual assault, and may be disturbing for some readers. Before she assaulted me, Lydia seemed like exactly the kind of person I would want to date. She was older than me, with dark eyeliner and carefully curled brown hair. She liked poetry by Emily Dickenson and hikes by the ocean. We met in the usual way: a mutual friend had ushered me casually into her dorm room before we all were set to go out to a bar for the evening.
How I Dealt With Being Catfished
The pandemic made me long for someone. It was three years ago when I was ghosted by my partner of three years. While it was a heartbreaking experience, I have learned to grow from that pain. I moved forward, not moved on.
A Love Letter to the Trans Community
Is it appropriate to begin a love letter with an apology? You see, as recently as just a few years ago, I was somewhat resistant to the idea that people could identify as a gender other than what was assigned them at birth. I was a bad, privileged gay: I was born male, I fit nicely into my male skin, and so I believed everyone else should be proud to identify as their birth gender.
Pride is just the beginning...
Pride. For a single word it holds so many meanings and feelings for all of us. It could be an academic achievment, moving on from a relationship, just being proud of who you are as a person- all of these and more. And today, I'd like to tell you all what Pride means to me.