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Caleb Eigsti

Caleb Eigsti

Out October: “I Guess I’ll Be Coming Out For A While.”

by Caleb Eigsti ● 1:05 PM October 28, 2010
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Today’s Out October Project story comes from Greg Mitchell, who originally wrote this story for “I’m From Driftwood.” Greg’s story reveals a life of uncertainty in the face of perceived rejection. Make sure to catch up on all the other coming out stories here. “Nah, I can’t be g*y…I just have to find the right [...]

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Out October: Watch – Cast Of Wicked Says “It Gets Better”

by Caleb Eigsti ● 6:59 PM October 27, 2010
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Today’s Out October Project story is a little different. We began planning the Out October Project even before news of the most-recent anti-gay bullying teen suicides. We began it as an effort to give LGBTQ youth, teens, and young adults hope. And we’ve kept separate the Out October Project from the “It Gets Better” videos. [...]

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Out October: “I Came Out As Transgender When I Was Fifteen.”

by Caleb Eigsti ● 6:45 PM October 26, 2010
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Another Out October Project story that highlights being true to yourself. This one comes to us from a transgender man who lived his life in the wrong body from day one. He lost all hope and then found someone who had been there before, someone who helped him see himself for who he was, and [...]

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Out October: “I’m Crying Because Your Son Is A Homosexual!”

by Caleb Eigsti ● 5:23 PM October 25, 2010
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Today’s Out October Project story is from Gonzalo Garcia, a New York City actor turned personal trainer, and he is a personal friend. His story gives the idea of “you’re not the only one” new meaning. (You can join Gonzalo’s Facebook fan page, and follow him via Twitter.) It was 1998 and I was a [...]

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Out October: “Truth Is, I Was Contemplating Suicide.”

by Caleb Eigsti ● 6:17 PM October 22, 2010
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Today’s Out October Project story comes from Phil Reese, writer and contributor for The Bilerico Project and writer for Ameriqueer, who explains that sometimes it isn’t an actual physical bully pushing you over the edge. Sometimes it is you and your own thoughts that torture and torment. Missed our other coming out stories? Catch up here! [...]

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Out October: “I Can Remember Thinking About Men As Early As Kindergarten”

by Caleb Eigsti ● 6:17 PM October 21, 2010
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Today’s Out October Project story comes from Chris Atwood. It is one of hope, courage, and yes, rejection too, but the ability to see beyond rejection to creating a life of love and acceptance of oneself. Catch up on all the other stories of hope, courage and love here. I can remember thinking about men [...]

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Out October: “At 50 miles-per-hour I took my seat belt off and veered into a telephone pole.”

by Caleb Eigsti ● 1:00 PM October 20, 2010
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Today’s Out October Project story comes from a man who fought so hard to be someone he wasn’t, he denied himself the right to believe the truth about himself. In the end, it almost cost him his life. Here’s a great story of courage and hope, that teaches us that it does, indeed, get better, [...]

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Out October: Not A Single Soul In My Frat Knew I Was Gay

by Caleb Eigsti ● 4:30 PM October 14, 2010
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Today’s Out October Project story comes from Woody Amidon, a man who was afraid to let all of his fraternity brothers see him for who he really was. Although afraid of the ridicule and the humiliation, he was able to find his strength and the courage to be honest and true to who he was, [...]

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Out October: “Yes, I Am Proud Of Who I Am, As Everyone In This World Should Be.”

by Caleb Eigsti ● 3:15 PM October 13, 2010
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Our next story in our “Out October Project” comes from a woman who found the one she wants to be with and live with, she’s found the one she loves and she wants the world to know it. Sadly, the world can’t know it yet for her other half has just gone into the military. [...]

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Glee’s Chris Colfer Tells Ellen About Being Bullied “Every Day”

by Caleb Eigsti ● 10:43 AM October 12, 2010
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Glee star Chris Colfer sits down with Ellen and tells her about being bullied in high school “every day.” He also shares his embarrassing moment of meeting Lady GaGa at the HRC event last year.

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Out October: Watch Kurt’s Dad Stand Up For Him On “Glee”

by Caleb Eigsti ● 1:45 PM October 11, 2010
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As you know, here at The New Civil Rights Movement we decided to stretch National Coming Out Day — which is today — into National Coming Out Month, with “The Out October Project,” a month-long celebration to “bring the realization into people’s lives that there are others out there. There is an army of us [...]

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Out October: “It’s YOUR Story — Tell It The Way YOU Want.”

by Caleb Eigsti ● 4:39 PM October 8, 2010
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Our sixth story comes from another religious young man who happens to be bisexual. It is in his friends he finds the acceptance he needs and the courage to face his family, and with most of their support he has found a loving and accepting congregation within the Lutheran Church. My nickname is Big Red. [...]

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Out October: “Gay, Christian, And In The Military.”

by Caleb Eigsti ● 4:37 PM October 7, 2010
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Our fifth story in our Out October series is this video showing a man named Zach who went into the military after his father, lead bible studies and happened to be gay. He says, “Life is YOUR stage — read your OWN lines — don’t let others read them FOR you.” This is his story. [...]

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“Bang Bang You’re Dead” – What Bullying Looks And Feels Like

by Caleb Eigsti ● 1:59 PM October 7, 2010
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This video hit me hard, what with all the things that are going on as of late and all of the suicides we have been hearing about because of bullying. There are countless others, like Justin Aaberg (July, 2010,) and Eric Mohat (April, 2009.) So I decided to share this video on the effects of [...]