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LGBT Stories

This is LGBT Stories - We are dreamers, students, teachers, authors, drag queens, we’re spiritual, religious believers, black, white, brown, male, female, and everything in-between. The one thing that we all have in common is that we are LGBTQ. We are gathering a collection of stories inspired by the LGBTQ community and bringing these stories to the forefront of society. Through storytelling, we’re creating a space for other LGBTQ people to seek comfort and refuge from being unseen to living OUT and PROUD!
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Dec 5, 2017

Our guest Trace shares his story of what it was like to grow up in the Mormon church while discoing his sexuality as a young man. He talks about the struggles that he went through within the church, his own family, and internally. Take a listen to Traces story and share your thoughts on one of our social media platforms! We love to hear from you! Don't forget to rate us on iTunes!

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Sep 5, 2017

In this episode we are going to hear the story of a good friend of mine… his name is Stan. For as long as I have known Stan I’ve always known that he was in the Army. Foolishly I never thought about was how it must have been for him to be a gay man in the army. For some reason, it just never crossed my mind. Stan is also a very spiritual man. He has a deeply personal relationship with his God and it is admirable, to say the least.

I would imagine that being a gay man in the army, and being a spiritual man who happens to be gay creates a sense of a distorted self-identity. However, much to my dismay, Stan does a wonderful job at debunking this belief of mine.Originally I had asked Stan to tell his story of what his experience was like being in the Army before and after DADT was repealed. What I got was a story about the intersection of faith, homosexuality,

Originally I had asked Stan to tell his story of what his experience was like being in the Army before and after DADT was repealed. What I got was a story about the intersection of faith, homosexuality, a living through personal challenges while having to portray an image of one's own masculinity.

Today's episode dives deep into a few hot topics that are used against the LGBT community (such as faith and homosexuality) to persecute us, or used to make us seem less-than. I'm hoping that when you listen to Stan’s story that his genteelness and his desire to share his message of hope and love inspire you to do the same. Love thy neighbor.

Aug 9, 2017

If you’ve been listing to the show from the start you’ve most likely heard episode 4 called The Trans Experience. That episode continues to be one of our top downloaded episodes and is also the episode I get the most feedback on from people all over the world about how much it has helped them in one way or another.

With that said, today we will have the chance to hear another story from a transgender women. Today you’ll be listening to Sharon Brown’s story. Sharon is a trans women of color who grew up in the south. Today she resides here in Los Angeles, CA. 

Im excited to share Sharon story because I think it sheds a light on the segregation within ones own family that not only trans men and women experience but many LGBT people in general are faced with throughout our lives. At times the distance can be self-inflicted, and more often than not, it is put into motion by family members. That is a big part of Sharon’s story. In fact it is something that shaped her upbringing, and what life looked like for the majority of her adult life. 

Telling Sharon’s story is meant to further our mission to unity two communities together in acceptance. I firmly believe that when those non-accepting, or those whom don’t understand the LGBT community, take the time to humble themselves and try to find some commonality between the LGBT community and themselves, that the possibilities for acceptance are endless.

Jul 21, 2017

Hi everyone. I want to take a moment to thank all of our listeners. LGBT Stories is growing, and it is growing fast. Honestly, it's shocking to me. In only 6.5 months we have surpassed 12K downloads on iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher Radio. I receive emails from listeners all over the globe thanking us for what we are doing for our community. I want you all to know, each and every one of you is being heard. Unfortunately, I am unable to reply to them all but rest assured, I am working on it. All in all, I wanted to take a moment and simply say, THANK YOU. Thank you for your support, and your time listening. We are working on more amazing episodes hoping to bring light on all the stories our community has to offer the world! Thanks for listening. 

It goes without saying that when having a show about LGBT people telling their life stories one would want one of the most successful and passionate activists on this planted to appear on the show. I consider this a major milestone for LGBT Stories. We’ve been working on this for quite some time now and I am more than pleased to share the amazing story of Lorri L Jean with you all.

For those of you who are not familiar with who Lorri Jean is, she is the CEO of the Los Angeles LGBT Center. She has directed the LA LGBT Center to become the largest most widespread LGBT centers in the entire world. Because of Lorrie’s passion and drive, the LA LGBT Center has been able to help our community reach levels that many generations before us could have only dreamed about.

 In today’s episode, Lorri tells her story of where she came from, and what her climb to CEO has been like. 

May 26, 2017

The B in LGBT… Bisexual.

Today Michael tells a story of what he says is “…being free from any specific way of loving someone”, bi-sexual.

In my opinion, I believe that bi-sexuality is the most thrown around identifier in the acronym LGBT. It’s the one identifier that society is far more accepting of when a woman identifies as so… it is fine, in a way it almost considers “hot, or sexy”. On the other hand, when a man identifies as bi-sexual they get oftentimes labeled as straight-up gay (an very much so in a negative connotation). So while many men who are bi-sexual greatly enjoy male on male sex they are more than often made to be shamed for it, therefore resulting in them remaining closest. That is why I am so pleased to share Michaels story with you today.

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Apr 19, 2017

In this episode, Jo tells us the story of her last relationship and the abuse that she endured throughout it. Jo lives in New Zealand and sought us out because she knows that the world needs to know that domestic abuse does happen in LGBT relationships. Please know that you're not alone. If you are in danger please call National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233. 

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Apr 11, 2017

A man from Brazil writes in to share his story on the show today. Tulio tells a story of the pain he feels living in a homophobic family and how his own brother almost killed him because of it.

If you’d like to be apart of something special and tell your coming of age story, coming out story, or anything that you feel is important to the LGBT world we welcome you to the show. Just contact us on facebook at facebook.com/ourlgbtstories or email us at contact@ourlgbtstories.com.

Feb 22, 2017

YouTube personality Felicia Minor tells her story on our show today. Felicia is a Jamaican drag queen who's take on the world is a bit more colorful than most.

While being out and proud on YouTube, Felicia is quite the opposite in her every day-to-day life, with most of her family knowing nothing about her life as a drag queen.

Living a life of secrecy can be frightening for just about anyone, LGBT or not. See where secrecy and the emotions that surround it play a part of your life, and then see how you might be able to relate to people like Felicia. Are you able to open your heart?

I hope that whatever brought you to listen to today's episode Felicia's story provides you with some insight, clarity, hope, and joy. Find a way to relate… because if you look deep enough… you will. 

 

If you’d like to be apart of something special and tell your coming of age story, coming out story, or anything that you feel is important to the LGBT world we welcome you to the show. Just contact us on facebook at facebook.com/ourlgbtstories or email us at contact@ourlgbtstories.com.

Feb 8, 2017

This episode is a story about a young mans struggle to meet the almost impossible expectations of his own father. Christian is a young man in his early 20’s and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. He tells a story of deceit, isolation, running from everything and everyone that he knew and loves, to finding his truest self. 

Lots of LGBT people here in American and quite frankly… around the world find themselves in what seems to be a sense of panic. This undeniable fear that “coming out” as someone who is LGBT will result in dire consequences. And though that sounds fairly extreme, it's not nearly a stretch… of the truth.

I hope that whatever brought you to listen to today's episode that Christians story provides you with some insight, clarity, hope, and joy. Find a way to relate… because if you look deep enough… you will. 

 If you’d like to be apart of something special and tell your coming of age story, coming out story, or anything that you feel is important to the LGBT world we welcome you to the show. Just contact us on facebook at facebook.com/ourlgbtstories or email us at contact@ourlgbtstories.com.

Jan 12, 2017

Christopher Brune Horan is a writer, storyteller, and playwright living in Los Angeles, CA. In today's episode, Christopher shares a deeply personal story about his realization that it is okay to be gay.

 

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Jan 6, 2017

In today's episode, we hear the story of a man named Ronnie Mugisha from Uganda. Ronnie is a gay male who grew up in Uganda. Ronnie shares a deeply personal story of the difficulties and trials he experienced growing up, and even daily today.

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