#TellYourStoryTuesday featuring David Leon Morgan

November 21, 2017 Words by David Leon Morgan My younger self could not have possibly anticipated the person it was to become and still is becoming. Self doubt, low self esteem, and worry consumed my identity then. I accepted false notions that I wasn’t good, attractive, or masculine enough. I let others control my narrative, [...]

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#TellYourStoryTuesday featuring Khyle Paylor

October 17, 2017 Words by Khyle Paylor, Safe Space NOVA Social Media Correspondent Growing up, I wish I was exposed to an organization such as Safe Space NOVA because I believed I would have accepted myself a lot easier and came into my own with a lot less apologies! Let’s be honest, life can be [...]

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#TellYourStoryTuesday featuring Thomas Philip

October 3, 2017 Words by Thomas Philip Compiled by Khyle Paylor, Safe Space NOVA Social Media Correspondent Growing up knowing something inside you was different from all the other guys started happening to me sophomore year of high school. I still played the part of having a girlfriend, sometimes putting on a persona that really [...]

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#TellYourStoryTuesday: Love Wins

September 26, 2017 Words by Lashaurn and Elizabeth Compiled by Khyle Paylor, Safe Space NOVA Social Media Correspondent I honestly knew Liz was the one for me when we broke up for a few months to realize what we truly wanted. The moment she stepped out the door, my world went too. However, we know we [...]

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#TellYourStoryTuesday featuring Paul Raker

August 15, 2017 Words by Paul Raker Organizations like Safe Space, Inc. are integral to our growth and advancement as a community and in the broader sense as a movement. Every person in our community comes with a unique lens through which we have viewed our journey and have been treated-- Those lenses are colored [...]

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#TellYourStoryTuesday featuring Zekiah Coleman

August, 8, 2017 Words by Zekiah Coleman Since a young age, I’ve always felt DIFFERENT! It wasn’t until my teenage years that I realized that I was more than gay and began my trans journey. I closely watched other transgenders. I was terrified to tell my family, thinking they wouldn’t understand or accept me. Thank [...]

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#TellYourStoryTuesday featuring Michael Riggins

August 1, 2017 Words by Michael Riggins Growing up as a young gay male in the inner city of D.C., being gay was like a disease no one wanted to catch. It was just that looked down upon. Being the only "OUT" gay kid in school constantly caused you to be teased or even threatened. [...]

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#TellYourStoryTuesday featuring Omar Gardner

July 11, 2017 Compiled by Courtney Eiland, Website & Social Media Coordinator This edition of #TellYourStoryTuesday features Safe Space NOVA supporter, Omar Gardner. Gardner feels that an organization such as Safe Space is very important to the LGBT+ youth community and is excited to see how much of an impact the non-profit organization will have [...]

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#TellYourStoryTuesday featuring Emerson Evans

June 6, 2017 This edition of #TellYourStoryTuesday takes a look at what the “Coming Out” experience was like for Emerson Evans. Evans is a strong supporter of Safe Space, Inc. and has volunteered with the non-profit whenever called upon. "My coming out experience wasn't on my own terms nor was it easy. I was confronted [...]

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#TellYourStoryTuesday featuring Cedric Pulliam

May 23, 2017 Compiled by Courtney Eiland, Website & Social Media Coordinator This edition of #TellYourStoryTuesday features a strong supporter of Safe Space, Inc., Cedric Pulliam. Pulliam is a PhD candidate in Psychology focusing on Gender and Diversity Studies at Northcentral University. He has worked in human rights, LGBTI issues, vulnerable populations, domestic/global HIV/AIDS, and [...]

By | May 23rd, 2017|#TellYourStoryTuesday, Safe Space Inc. Team|0 Comments