A couple of months ago I had the chance to share my coming out story with a great group of visionaries who have created “I’m From Driftwood.” They envision a world where every lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer person feels understood and accepted, and every straight person is an ally. Through written word and film,” I’m From Driftwood” aims to help LGBTQ people learn more about their community, straight people learn more about their neighbors and everyone learn more about themselves through the power of storytelling and story sharing. They accomplish this by creating an apolitical forum for LGBTQ stories from every age, race, gender, background and culture to deepen our understanding of each other, preserve our history, and open hearts and minds.
I am proud and honored to have been a part of this groups vision. Here’s my story…I’m From Riverside!