Sex, Power, God

Taylin Im I grew up in the Seventh-day Adventist church, one of the smaller and more obscure fundamentalist denominations of Protestant Christianity. My background in religion involves growing up in Guam where my parents served as medical missionaries until I was six, going through an Adventist school system from Kindergarten until 8th grade, going to

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It’s a Process

Eileen Ma

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Not an Alien, Just Asexual

Elaine Hang For the longest time, I felt like an alien in my own body. During my childhood, I didn’t pay much attention to crushes or kissing. I was confused why some young girls in school and in TV shows made such a big deal out of them. This confusion followed me into my early adolescence when my

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Girls Like Me On TV

Ari Laurel Sailor Mars was my first crush, and I think when I realized it — when I realized I didn’t simply like her hair, didn’t only admire her sass, didn’t just want to shoot fireballs out of my pistol fingers — everything else became clear: not only did I like girls, but I was

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Trusting Mom

Tracy Nguyen Mom, the one thing in my life that hurts me the most is not being honest with you. Exactly one year ago on January 17th, I unexpectedly came out to my mom through a written letter. For the longest time, before that day, the idea of coming out to my mother made my

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That Broken Record

Diane Kim This is about love but not just any type of love this is my love a white wall tainted by words tainted by religion tainted by media tainted by me LEVITICUS 20:13 You will burn in the pits of hell this love is a sin You are disgusting my own mother These keep replaying

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Moments

The steps were easy. At least in my mind. Go to “Contacts.” Type in “M—,” oh there it is. Press “Mom.” Then hit the green phone-shaped button to dial. By the time the dial-tone started ringing, I knew I had closed a very heavy gate behind me. And behind that gate’s all the pretending of

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Proud Mom

In this series of short videos, Laurin Mayeno shares her experiences and learning parenting her son Danny, who was gender creative from an early age and later identified as gay. She created the series, with her son’s help, to open hearts and minds, spark dialogue, build awareness and support families like her own. Proud Mom,

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Queer and Questioning

Karen Marie Maliwat Villa My mother and her sister were 2 of 7 children to attend college in the Philippines. My mother worked as a teacher under the first female in the Philippines to become a CPA. My mother fell for the youngest child of a rich Protestant family, got married, and had her first

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