I’m from Driftwood, and you?

No, Driftwood is not a place you can reach thanks to yec.com – yec will get you to many places, but this is a safe haven for all LGBT people who want to share their stories! It’s an idea slash project which increases visibility, empathy and acceptance by sharing compelling and powerful coming out stories.

As the founder of Driftwood Nathan Manske said it: “I was inspired to create I’m From Driftwood after seeing a photograph of Harvey Milk, one of the first openly gay elected officials in the United States, riding on the hood of a car and holding a sign that read, “I’m From Woodmere, N.Y.” The sign showed just how far people came to attend the 1978 San Francisco Gay Pride march, but it meant something more to me: It meant that there are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people in every small town and every big city across America and the world. I was thinking about that photo the morning after watching Milk, the biopic of Harvey Milk written by Dustin Lance Black. Harvey’s from Woodmere, New York; I’m from Driftwood, Texas.”

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