"I didn't know how to ask for a friendship."
"In high school when I first started wearing make-up, my family didn't notice."
"I was the preacher's wife..."
"I see a group of boys walking towards me, and I knew something was going to happen."
"I was just another black face in the streets."
"A lot of the older guys didn't think I should be there."
"I said, 'This is not telephone discussion.'"
"It was the first time I met openly gay people."
"When I saw him coming, I ducked around the hall and hid from him."
"People thought I was such a good friend."
"I'm not so sure the Civil Rights Act would have been passed had there not been a St. Augustine"
"He wasn't the biggest guy, but people reacted to him like he was giant."
"I don't know how many I sent home..."
"I'm so thankful for everything you've done."
"I remember feeling helpless."
"You feel like being gay is like a virus."
"I got a reputation as the straightest guy around."
"I went as macho as I could be to mask what I was underneath. "
"I had a pretty severe accident at work..."
"I grew up when that happened."
"When I was a kid, I didn't realize that you were different."
"He dropped me off in the middle of the night with a $5 bill."
"I remember going through family albums looking for my face in old photographs..."
"I should have died at age 19."
"I have spent a lot of years just hiding from it."
"When I came in 1966, nobody knew about who a Sikh was."
"Dennis will roll with the best of them."
"When he was growing up, he was living in South Texas..."
"I was looking at everyone else, going, 'Why aren't we like that?'"
"I'd heard lines like this before, but this time it was different."
"You said that you were in the wrong body, that you should be a man."
"I am happier now without my voice than I've ever been with my voice."
"At my house, only one person got the mail, and that was my mother."
"Does it bother you to think of home?"
"EMTs arrived within minutes..."
"A Staff Sergeant went through my cell phone and saw some of the text messages that I had to my boyfriend."
"When I look back, I do realize that I was a little bit too tough."
"When I was thirteen, I mapped out my life..."
"They called it slums but it was never a slum to me."
"I never have found another neighborhood like that one."
"There was this hole that I had all of my life."
"I learned from her, and that's why I can pass it on to you guys."
"Every brain is a little bit different..."
"They wanted me to stop seeing Daddy..."
"The announcer was saying all these untrue things about gay and lesbian people..."
"It's an easy job. One street goes uptown, one goes downtown."
"When I was 10, I told my parents I was going to marry a man."
"They would allow potential parents to check you out like a library book."
"By the time I was in the second grade, everyone was calling me Raymond."
"My brother came home wearing an afro."
"I felt alone and tried to hide it..."
"When all the parents leave, it goes crazy..."
"I said, 'Is this going to actually be me?'"
"My mother was only prepared for one..."
"What do you think the differences are in the way you grew up and the way I grew up?"
"Is there anything you wanted to know about me?"
"The strangest thing is that I don't have a separate memory from her."
"I remember wishing I would wake up a boy."