"I remember feeling helpless."
"You feel like being gay is like a virus."
"I got a reputation as the straightest guy around."
"I had a pretty severe accident at work..."
"I grew up when that happened."
"I'm so thankful for everything you've done."
"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."
"Just because you sound pretty don't mean you're the best in the business."
"Have you ever lied to me?"
"Do you remember when your parents said you had to get married?"
"When I was growing up, I didn't think I was going to live long."
"Even though I was very comfortable living and presenting as a woman, there was still part of me that felt like I was hiding."
"Being in a wheelchair, you're always protected by this chair. There's armor between you and the opposite sex."
"Everyone would have ice cream for dessert, but I was given a half a grapefruit"
"My grandmother was very buoyant in the water. She was a big woman, and she was a good swimmer."
"He looked up at me and said, 'Hamzah,' and then grabbed hold of me and gave me this tight hug and wouldn't let me go."
"Poppy used to say, 'Don't ever let me find out that you took one rubber band from the five-and-dime."