LGBT Stories: Gay Teen Saved by Lesbian Teacher, Outed, and Ex-Communicated By Church
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.
I never sought out stereotypical stories, no matter where we were. In Laramie, I didn't seek out Mathew Shepard stories. In Salt Lake City, I didn't seek out Mormon stories. And in the Deep South, I didn't seek out religious stories. But every single time, the stories naturally found me. The further South we went, I noticed how much more important it became for people to find a balance between their relgion and sexuality rather than simply abandon their religion.
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...
SPECIAL NOTE: I'm From Driftwood is proud to announce our official 501(c)(3) non-profit status. To celebrate we're having a Rooftop BBQ Fundraiser in Lower Manhattan next Saturday, July 9. It's been great reading all your comments on the videos and I would love to meet all you Towleroaders in person. Details are on the invite below the video and you can RSVP here. Hope to see y'all there!