Nathan Manske

Nathan Manske

Nathan Manske is the founder and Executive Director of I’m From Driftwood, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which collects and shares lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer stories from all walks of life to help deepen our understanding of each other.

I’m From Driftwood stories have been adapted for the stage, in a self-published book and have been seen and heard in podcasts and live reading events around the country.

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Agender person goes from being bullied to gracing the cover of French Vogue

| Sunday, May 17, 2015
Andre-J
"Love yourself." It seems like a simple-enough mantra, but for Andre J. it took a lot of learning experiences to understand its true power.

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Finding love on the subway: ‘Sometimes we only get one shot’

| Sunday, May 3, 2015
Simone Davis
We've all been there: You see someone cute on the bus or subway but don't know what to do or if you should chat them up.

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Activist remembers those he met on his 6,000-mile walk for equality

| Sunday, April 26, 2015
Alan Bounville
Back in 2011, Alan Bounville walked 6,000 miles to raise awareness for gender identity and sexual orientation equality. But what happened early on in his walk, at a small grocery store in a rural town, is what led him to one of his most memorable experiences.

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The impact of meeting Harvey Milk: From marching in a protest to making history in the workforce

NATHAN MANSKE
I’m From Driftwood
| Sunday, April 19, 2015
Ron Huberman
One person really can make a difference. For Ron Huberman, all it took to find himself on the path toward an accomplished life was meeting Harvey Milk.

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Deaf gay man comes over and overcomes feelings of isolation

NATHAN MANSKE
I’m From Driftwood
| Saturday, April 4, 2015
Richard Mesich
What's it like to navigate the gay world when you're deaf? Richard Mesich shares his story, beginning with his coming-out experience.

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I told my boyfriend I love him. His response was…

| Saturday, March 21, 2015
Michael Coulter
When Michael Coulter left Flint, Mich., and went to college, he "met more gay people in one hour" than he had in his entire life. But there was one who caught his eye, and that boy would become his first love.

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Against a therapist’s advice, son comes out to devout Muslim father

NATHAN MANSKE
I’m From Driftwood
| Sunday, March 15, 2015
Khalid el Khatib
"I went to a therapist just for one session. And he, knowing who my father was, sort of said without saying, 'If I were you, I wouldn't come out to your dad.'"

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‘Mom… I’m gay, I own a porn company, and I’m in a polyamorous relationship’

NATHAN MANSKE
I’m From Driftwood
| Saturday, March 7, 2015
Benjamine Heath
Coming out once is hard enough. But for Benjamine Heath, he had to come out to his mother three times.

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‘Tomboy’ Renee recalls shopping trip to ‘The Gap’ to fix gender

| Sunday, March 1, 2015
Renee Herndon
Renee was a "tomboy" as long as they can remember. As a teenager, Renee was part of an all-girls youth group, and was asked to represent the group at a pageant weekend. Part of that involved wearing a gown.

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Lesbian discovers the gender and racial divide in the LGBTQ community

| Saturday, February 21, 2015
Femi Redwood
Femi Redwood of Milton, Del., grew up in an environment that was accepting of both her sexuality and her race, despite the fact that she was one of the few minorities in town.

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