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Alex/


“The thing that has always kept me strong in every decision I’ve made in my life is pursuing my own happiness, understanding that I don’t need to deny what I am or try to maintain an appearance of what I’m not before anyone and by no means in front of my parents.”

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Lis 01

Lis/


“They [her parents] took me to psychologists, psychiatrists and even a priest, searching for someone who could ‘change’ me. …they saw me like a confused and rebel little girl.”

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Ilem 01

Ilem/


“When I was 13 years old the entire school find out I am lesbian. It was a very distressing feeling and made me feel isolated and abnormal. But the students and teachers did know how to call me: ‘la cachapera’ (it’s an offensive way to say “dyke” in Venezuela). …but whatever you do, don’t give up: mostly, at some point and in some way, things get better, even if it’s just a little.”

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