Tag Archives: sexual orientation

Playing With Dolls

It was Los Angeles in the 1950s, and my mother was ahead of her time. After my older sister, Debbie, got a doll, I wanted one just like hers. Of course my mother said yes. My mother’s friend, June, came … Continue reading

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Treat Everyone with Dignity

“I want people to know that I’m Black—I want you to see my color. I want you to know that I’m queer. I want you to know that I’m racialized and politicized. It’s really important for me to name that, … Continue reading

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New Circle

I’ve since come to realize that if I couldn’t be me within my own circle, I needed to find a new circle, which is precisely what I did. The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, played a big part in that- … Continue reading

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Parenting

It’s not about how they are biologically – its about  about what you expose them to  and how you treat them… I just want kids to be able to experiment, try stuff out, develop into human beings with personality traits … Continue reading

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Accept my Sexuality

I came out as gay to my parents when I was 28. I’m living on my own, after serving in the military. My deeply conservative parents did not accept my sexuality well, calling me “disgusting” and “sinful.” They froze me … Continue reading

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