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The Coming Out Experience

Jezebel Yana poses for a portrait in her living room in San Francisco, California. Yana, a 21-year-old transgender woman from Los Angeles, left home at 17 because of continual emotional abuse from her family regarding her gender preference and has lived in San Francisco since. (Niko LaBarbera/Xpress)

Nikko Avellana

March 1, 2019

At seventeen years old, Mar Pierce was nervous. She had just realized that she was bisexual and, although nervous, built up the courage to come out to her mom. Pierce’s mom accepted her bisexuality with support and admiration. This was the beginning of Pierce’s coming out experience, and i...

Loud and Clear with Oscar: They’re From the Future, Not From the Past

Loud and Clear with Oscar: They’re From the Future, Not From the Past

Oscar Gutierrez

November 2, 2015

Photo by Martin Bustamante   By Oscar Gutierrez [dropcap size="50px"]O[/dropcap]ne of the most important pieces of advice my mother ever gave me was “It is better to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission.” I never understood how my mother would benefit from this considering I...

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