The Stories

Exploring LGBTQ+ gender and sexuality in U.S. high schools.

Our Story

The BBP team first collected stories in U.S. high schools: students, teachers, and staff stepped inside a quiet and private storytelling booth to share a story about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer gender and sexuality in their lives. Any story was welcome; it didn’t even have to be true.

Storytellers were video or audio recorded. We transcribed all of the stories and you can read many of them here, on our website, with the storyteller’s permission.

Stay tuned for BBP stories from Canada. Our BBP team is hard at work collecting stories from Canadian high schools. Public health recommendations related to COVID-19 have made us restructure the project so that storytellers video or audio record their stories in a virtual storytelling booth.


Your Story

Collectively, BBP stories reflect the many ways LGBTQ+ gender and sexuality thread through our friendships, families, schools, politics, culture, and ambitions. Sometimes the stories are joyous; other times they are painful. Every story is welcome.

Share Your Story