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LGBT Stories: Coming Out In A Cuban Family

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Guestblogger On the Tour, I especially loved hearing stories where I learn even a little about new cultures. That's why I was excited when Nicholas, who grew up in Little Havana in Miami, wanted to share his story. With Nicholas's story, I never knew where it was going until the very end. The way he sets up Cuban culture, the workplace discrimination, then finally the moment when he tells his're waiting to find out if it ends happily or not right up until the last bit of his story.


Driftwood 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.

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  1. O.k., first things first: he's cute as a button and I've always been attracted to "piel canela." Second: I'm delighted to hear of the violation of a stereotype, in this case about hispanic culture. What a great demonstration that many of us can be prejudiced about things in the abstract but, when they hit home, we can suddenly do a "180." Third; what effortless courage! He came out without thinking about it and had the balls to have his wits about him. (His story also gave me a Lucy & Ricky moment.)

    Posted by: Chuck Mielke | Sep 8, 2011 4:20:38 PM

  2. If any of the bigoted Republicans actually knew that people they deal with are likely gay they'd act different. Despite what Perry and Bachmann say they only say it because they think they don't know any gay people. Once something affects _you_ people act very differently or at least you know what they're really made of. The ones who are not affected are those who really are the pathetic ones.

    Posted by: Joseph Singer | Sep 8, 2011 5:01:03 PM

  3. Cubans... mmmm.

    Posted by: Max | Sep 8, 2011 9:15:04 PM

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