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LGBT Stories is a podcast that aims to illuminate the intimate lives of LGBTQ people from around the world as a way to light a path toward acceptance among all people.

We believe that the best way to instill compassion in the anti-LGBT community is by helping all people relate to the experiences of the LGBTQ community. Over time we hope to help these all people not only to accept LGBTQ people as a community but as individual humans, just as we all are, ourselves. It is only from that point that our society can move forward as a fully integrated and united force.

LGBT Stories presents real stories of LGBTQ people with the purpose of creating opportunities for those who are less accepting of the community to relate to our guests as their fellow humans, recognize when past judgments about LGBT people have been unfair or inaccurate, and better understand the community as a whole. The podcast also creates a community for people who identify as LGBTQ to commune as one - crafting friendships and allies with each other.

These stories document the struggles, questions, triumphs, and epiphanies that real LGBTQ people face as they explore their true identities in relation to the public, their friends and families, and their own inner realities. This includes not only our guests' decisions to come out but -- even more importantly -- what life is like for them every day.

At the core of LGBT Stories is the belief that understanding others not only facilitates acceptance but goes even further by allowing us to identify with each other's views, emotions, and beliefs and, in the end, become truly united.

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.