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LGBT Stories: From Cancer Diagnosis to Fairytale Wedding



Guestblogger Nathan Manske and Marquise Lee just finished a 4 month, 50 state tour of the United States collecting stories for their I'm From Driftwood site. We'll be sharing some of the stories they collected along with some of the insight into what they saw. They're still encouraging people to submit their written stories via IFD.

Driftwood We spoke with Justin at OutWrite Bookstore in Atlanta. It happened to be his last day working there, and also where he met his husband mentioned in the story. Quite a range of emotions here, but his story thankfully ends with tears of joy.


Recently in this series...
Yale Student Jake Conway on His 'Ultimate Sense of Pride' [tr]
Rep. David Cicilline Discusses Running as an Out Politician [tr]
Burning Man, The Love Story [tr]
'Heterosexual Transgender Lesbian' Talks Transition [tr]
Houston Mayor Annise Parker Shares Personal Story of Young Love [tr]

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  1. Wow... When all is said and done this is what it is all for...

    Posted by: Chuck | Mar 8, 2011 11:47:53 AM

  2. Inspiring. I love when things go they way they are supposed to in this world. Bravo, young man -- all the health and joy in the world to you and your partner.

    Posted by: michael | Mar 8, 2011 1:28:04 PM

  3. Congrats to Justin...wonderful interview.

    Posted by: Lavenderpop | Mar 8, 2011 2:33:57 PM

  4. Such a nice guy. I was visiting Atlanta in December with my best friend and we stopped by Outwrite for some coffee and browsing. I decided to order a slice of the coconut cake, but only if he'd give me an extra big slice, because it looked amazing. And he did!

    That was some tasty cake!

    Posted by: Ben | Mar 8, 2011 7:32:51 PM

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