Category Archives: LGBTQ

Coming Out Story

Here I am, 27 years old and I was the absolute last person to find out I was gay. These things are always hard to start off, so I’ll start with the memory of elementary school.  I remember clearly having the resilience of a child,

Best Of: My Coming Out Story

June is LGBT Pride Month and we’d like to take a moment to remember this beautiful coming out story that we published last June. It’s kind of amazing how every LGBT person’s Coming Out Story is SO different from the next. Every story is unique.

So WHAT If My Daughter’s A Lesbian

I attended an open mic at the Magic City Acceptance Center. It’s a safe space for youth with alternative lifestyles. I took my girls, Qadira and Phoenix, with me. I was excited about it because my oldest, Qadira, identifies as pansexual and I had been

Hold My Hand

I’ve been thinking about couples who hold hands in public the last few days. My girlfriend and I met a man for the first time this weekend and this topic came up in conversation. He told us that he & his boyfriend of seven years

Collaboration: A LGBTQ+ Perspective on a Trump Presidency

The following is a collection of opinions/responses/feelings from Central Alabama’s LGBTQ+ community on Donald Trump’s victory and what a Trump Presidency means for us. Over the last 8 years, this country seemed to have made so much progress in the area of LGBTQ+ equality. It

Some Lesbians Wear Lipstick. Get Over It.

“You’re too pretty to be a lesbian!” “You’re a lesbian? What a waste of a pretty girl.” “You don’t look like a normal lesbian.” “You look straight.” These are all things that have been said to me. Directly to my face. Shockingly, not all of

My Coming Out Story

It’s kind of amazing how every LGBT person’s Coming Out Story is SO different from the next. Every story is unique. Every story has a different ending. Every story is empowering and beautiful, regardless of the outcome. The stories of strangers have helped me immensely