"In her expansive andrevealing book VOICES FROM THE RAINBOW, Traci Taylor offers readers a chance tomeet, hear the deeply personal stories and share the secrets of the LGBTQcommunity in a way that will first crack open and then heal your heart. From first sharing her experience coming to terms with her ownson's coming out as teenager, she goes on to create a safe harbor for many otherswith stories of self-discovery, conflict, love and acceptance toshare. VOICES FROM THE RAINBOW shines a light on usall and will help you to see that you do and the shared humanity that is commonto us all."
Tom Viola /Executive Director/ BROADWAY CARES/EQUITYFIGHTS AIDS
"Traci has taken her love, compassion, and caring around thecountry to get people's stories and has beautifully melded them with her owninspirational story about her and her son Daniel. Voices from theRainbow is a book that will combat hate and homophobia, while helping youngGLBTQ youth to learn to love themselves".
Fred M. Caruso/ Awardwinning producer, writer, director and actor.He is best known for his movie, The Big Gay Musical.
"As the stories in Voices fromthe Rainbow accumulate, the power and beauty of what Traci Leigh Taylor hasaccomplished in this book becomes undeniable. By sharing not just her own storybut also inviting others to share theirs, the struggles and achievementsof so many young men and women, told in their own voices, reveal powerfulemotional truths. Taylor's of our society's continued need to bettersupport our LGBTQ members, because they are, after all, our children".
Dan DeWeese, Writing Center Coordinator, Portland State University and authorof
You Don't Love This Man
From the Author
Some emails led me back to church to interview a gay minister, hiscoming out story and his opinion of LGBTQ and Christianity. I reached outfurther to a LGBTQ homeless center in New York and a LGBTQ youth center inPortland Oregon. I interviewed a cross-dresser, his wife and director of TransYouth Allies whose son transitioned from male to female. A minister who went through successfulsexual reassignment surgery from female to male almost forty years ago and ainterview with Darcelle an eighty two year old gay man in Portland, Oregon whois the owner and performer of the oldest drag show in the US. Anti-bullying isdiscussed with a school counselor who teaches "Steps to Respect". Finally Iinterview a Two Spirited Indian and his mother and heard about the IndianWay of acceptance. I have compiled overfifty interviews to allow the LGBTQ I have met to tell their stories, andhopefully open the eyes of their friends and parents to the importance ofacceptance.