Life stories from BU’s LGBT community. Click on a person’s name to watch their video in the player above, or watch on BUniverse. Photos by Vernon Doucette
Marsh Chapel associate for LGBTQ students, talks about comingout, being accepted by her family, and finding renewed faith in her religion.
Zac Brokenrope (SED’12)
Discusses how he survived bullying and an attempted suicide in his home state of Nebraska and then found a new life and a supportive community at BU.
Jules Karsten (SED’12)
Discusses coming out in the age of technology, facing off against Westboro Baptist Church demonstrators, and appreciating the wisdom of Dr. Seuss.
LAW associate professor, talks about being bullied in high school, coming out, and finding peace in his personal and professional life.
Peer tutoring coordinator, discusses finding peace with her religion, coming out, and feeling accepted in her professional life.
Area director of Residence Life, talks in the video player above about coming out, finding a supportive community in Boston, and being proud of his identity.
Production manager at BU Today, discusses in the video player above coming out, finding balance in life, and living in a dynamic time for the LGBT community.
Assistant director of Residence Life, talks in the video player above about his struggle with religion, coming out, and embracing his identity.
Caroline Smith (ENG’11)
Talks about experiencing her first brush with discrimination, coming out to her family, and reaching her senior year at BU.
Ted Anton (CFA’14)
Discusses how he learned to accept himself, the importance of a strong support network, and his proudest accomplishments.
Nick Ferreri (CAS’12)
Discusses in the player above coming out (twice), talking about boys with his mother, and life in a supportive community at BU.
Emeri Burks (CAS’08)
Discusses how in spite of what her body, doctors, teachers, and society havetold her, she is—and always has been—female. After undergoing sexualreassignment surgery, Emeri is a much happier woman today.
Senior assistant director of the Financial Assistance Office, discusses in the video player at the top, the relief of coming out, reaching acceptance with his family, and finding a supportive community in Boston.
Mark Orr (CAS’12)
Talks about coming out to his family, life at BU, and finding a supportive community wherever he goes.