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LGBT Stories: Reflecting on a Father's Pride, a Grandmother's Fears

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Guestblogger Nathan Manske and Marquise Lee embarked on 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 met Nathaniel at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. We showed up to speak to some LGBT students and it just so happened there was a huge political rally on campus. This was days before the 2010 midterm elections and Nevada Senator Harry Reid was meeting with and speaking to students. After the rally was finished, we walked over to some tables and through smiles and a happy demeanor, Nate shared his somber story about his father's and grandmother's reactions toward his sexuality.


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  1. Hi There!

    First, I LOVE your blog!!! I just wanted to share something with you that might be of interest. It's a short film I've been working on called "The Maiden and The Princess," starring David Anders and Julian Sands. It's about a little girl trying to come to terms with her sexuality amidst a musical fairytale :) We're trying to raise money to get the film out there on the festival circuit, and get us through the final stages of post production!

    If you could post it on your blog, that would be AMAZING!!!!

    Here's the link to our kickstarter campaign:

    Thank you SO much!

    Ali Scher

    Posted by: Ali Scher | Apr 25, 2011 12:14:08 PM

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