LGBT Stories: Serbian Exchange Student Remembers Tough And Unwelcoming Life Back Home
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. You can follow IFD on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Given all the news about homophobic protests and violence in Serbia, it wasn't surprising to hear a less-than-rosy story from a Serbian teen. What was nice, though, is hearing him talk about his near-perfect experience of being out and gay in a high school in the U.S. Even though we clearly still have a way to go, I couldn't help but take a step back after hearing Stefan's story and be proud of where we're headed in terms of societal acceptance and rights here in the U.S.
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