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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.

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.