Passionate Pieces to Celebrate Pride

Written by Amanda Grace

June 13th, 2021

Happy Pride! Standing strong in who you are can be a journey, but through the ups and downs, these ten characters tell their truth without apologies of any kind.

From Coming Out by Cullen Douglas

(Female, Serio-Comic, High School 14-18, College 18-22, Young Adults 20s)

Michelle is gay. Proud. But scared to come out to her parents about it. This is her first support group meeting, but she’s talking a bit too much for anyone to offer any support at all.

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From About a Goth by Tom Wells

(Male, Dramatic, High School 14-18)

Nick is a very focused goth with a love of Existentialism, but his feelings for Greg—which seem to be reciprocated—are getting in the way of him living his gloomy life.

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From Women of Choice by David Rush

(Female, Dramatic, Young Adults 20s, Adults 30-40s, Mature 50s)

Having saved almost enough money for her gender reassignment surgery, Marcia is suddenly put under pressure when her male partner starts pushing her to have sex. She feels stuck between getting a dangerous back-alley surgery or telling her boyfriend, who she fears may react poorly, that she is trans. Here, she seeks advice from other transgender members of a community message board.

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From Dick for a Doorstop by Samantha Charlip

(Male, Dramatic, Young ADutls 20s, Adults 30-40s, Mature 50s)

Juju has been holding up his and Charlie’s entire relationship, even while dealing with his own illness and ghosts from his past. He’sso had enough of pretending to be someone he’s not for a man who can’t love him as he is.

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From a sex thing by Kati Frazier

(Female, Dramatic, Adults 30-40s)

Stevie and Alice met on the subway, continued to a bar, and ended the night with raucous sex in the bathroom. Together in person, they’re hot and heavy, but once Alice has gone home, she doesn’t always answer Stevie’s calls…

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From Frozen Stars by David Matthew-Barnes

(Male, Dramatic, High School 14-18, College 18-22, Young Adults 20s)

Young artist Javier dreams of becoming a famous sculptor… and, he’s falling in love. Here, he recounts the first time he told someone he was gay to the object of his affections.

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From Faggots Are Dangerous by Alex Kump

(Nonbinary, Dramatic, College 18-22, Young Adults 20s)

A group of genderqueer anarchists have murdered Mike Huckabee, whose severed head they’ve brought with them to break into the remote lake house of a straight couple. Shadow, the leader of the group, is willing to destroy anyone who politicizes their life and body.

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 From Raggedy And by David Valdes Greenwood

(Female, Dramatic, Adults 30-40s)

Ondi is asked to be the first transgender inaugural poet for the new female president—but that’s not a title she wants to carry. She just wants to be a poet—she’ll settle for “lesbian poet”—known for her work. After all, she knows who she is.

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From Living on the Edge by Michael Wanzie

(Male, Dramatic, Adults 30-40s, Mature 50s)

The issues are very clear to Frank, as are their perpetrators. All the LGBTQ+ community asks is equal rights from the government as heterosexual couples—including to marriage.

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Amanda Grace is an actor, writer, composer, improvisor and director whose work has graced stages from  Central Florida to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She is based in London, where she is studying to obtain her M.F.A. in Actor & Performer Training at Rose Bruford College. Amanda holds an honours B.A. in Theatre Studies and a B.A. in Psychology, as well as a certificate in Shakespearean Performance from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Her original albums can be streamed at
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