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16 stories of coming out

Sixteen stories from mid-Missouri individuals tell their coming out experiences in their own words. These men and women speak of hurt and shame and struggle, but also of acceptance and truth. Above all, they speak of courage.

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16 stories of coming out

Their voices, their courage

Sixteen stories from mid-Missouri individuals tell their coming out experiences in their own words. These men and women speak of hurt and shame and struggle, but also of acceptance and truth. Above all, they speak of courage.

Coming Out: Zackariah Nolan, 20

Coming Out: Adam Callahan, 27

Coming Out: Delan Ellington, 19

Coming Out: Elisabeth Sobczak, 46

Coming Out: LeMari Porter, 20

Coming Out: Joanna Eleftheriou, 35

Coming Out: Adriana Saladrigas, 22

Coming Out: Anonymous, 20

Coming Out: Zackary Carpenter, 19

Coming Out: Betsy Reeves, 55

Coming Out: Anonymous, 19

Coming Out: Dave Collins, 62

Coming Out: David Huddlestonsmith, 69

Coming Out: Jess Asher, 26

Coming Out: Kayley Weinberg, 21

Coming Out: Mason Kerwick, 22

Poetic prophecy: Aliki Barnstone

See the world through the eyes of modern-day poets

Missouri poet Aliki Barnstone seek to discover the meaning of the world around them and share it. She is a poetic prophet.

Poetic prophecy: Lianuska Gutierrez

See the world through the eyes of modern-day poets

Missouri poet Lianuska Gutierrez seek to discover the meaning of the world around them and share it. She is a poetic prophet.

Poetic prophecy: Cornelius Eady

See the world through the eyes of modern-day poets

Missouri poet Cornelius Eady seek to discover the meaning of the world around them and share it. He is a poetic prophet.