"I have not told my parents that I am gay...I am from a Muslim background...I have felt like a caged bird that no one can hear" from an interview in Voices from the Rainbow.
" My daughter told me over the phone...
Mom, I'm gay.
I know sweetheart, and that's fine.
But I'm a Lipstick Lesbian, that's a lesbian that likes makeup, does her hair and likes to look pretty.
I found myself smiling..."
"Anthony and Marisa were born gay-- and that's the God made them." from Voices from the Rainbow now available on Amazon
"I wish I could have had the ability to explore my sexuality earlier. I wish there wasn't a stigma abut being gay when I was young. Who knows what might have happened then?"
from Voices from the Rainbow
"one of my relative told me he felt badly for his preacher friend who felt there was only one way. His friend had been on one path for so log he didn't see any others. My relative was 100 years old and had walked through the forest on many different paths. He knew there were many paths to the same place. Raven Heavy Runner, from Voices from the Rainbow.
"As a gay man I have gone through many phases...I love walking in heels--they make me feel sexy... I like the sound they make when I walk and the heels click the floor." from Voice from the Rainbow
"The voice pursued me all my life...I'm no good. I'm not accepted. I'm a disappointment. Now that voice has become my own and I don't know how not to listen." from Voices from the Rainbow
I am thrilled your dream has finally come true for you. I am looking forward to reading other stories. I am sure I will be able to relate to everyone in the book. If only their were books like this when I was young, I would not of felt so alone. Just think of a young teen about to do something stupid and finding a copy of your book. Sitting down and knowing someone went through the same exact thing . A life saved .
Stand proud Momma Traci, and Thank you for giving us all a voice.
At times I never really thought I would get here but, my book is complete and now available. Thank you to all those wonderful people that opened their hearts and shared their stories with me. Thank you for all those that have given me love and encouragement during these last four years. My life has been touched by all of you.