Michael is a gay married man who has remained married but separated. We discuss the effect of his identities on his family and life and some resources that have helped him through.
Last week, I had the privilege of presenting the Intersections project at a workshop during the Ohio University Queer Studies Conference. I covered the story of the project’s genesis and how an interview worked. Then, we all went through the interview questions to see where things went. The discussion was insightful and I learned a lot from the session that I’ll be integrating into future interviews.
I had a great conversation with Moniqa Paullet, a bisexual, demisexual and questioning demi/gray-romantic woman. Through our conversation, I learned how important the word “woman” is to her, and what it means to be demisexual.
Jolena Hansbarger, also known by her roller derby name “Mojo JoJo”, shares her life as a lesbian, and how it shaped her throughout her teenage years and beyond.
Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espizona (Dr. Robyn to their students) is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Ethics at Pacific School of Religion and a published author in the fields of queer studies in religion, ethics, and Latin@ studies. Dr. Robyn shared their life and views on gender, sexuality, marriage, and how race can inform sexuality. I was fascinated by the discussion and I hope you will be, too.
The first recorded interview for the Intersections project! Peter, who I met through the Husbands Out to their Wives online group, shares the story of his life as a gay married man.
Through the Intersections project, we hope to discover the rich tapestry of gender, sexuality, and relationship orientation.
We don’t exist in neat compartments. Each of us is unique and has unique experiences, and we believe we each have a unique story to tell that can help others. And we’d love to help tell your story!
If you’d like to be interviewed, click here to start the process.
This project is being done in cooperation with the Ohio University LGBT Center