LGBT Stories: Wasilla Teen’s Coming Out Results In Slashed Tires, Shouting Parents, Supportive Sister

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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 Heading up to Wasilla from Anchorage, I was hoping to find some stories that would provide a balance to the conservative, homophobic perception the town now had thanks to a certain politician. While we found the people everywhere we visited in Alaska were kind and welcoming--strangers really do say "hello" on the street--the stories we collected unfortunately didn't provide the rosier picture I was hoping to find.


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