Wendy runs the South Main Book Company in Salisbury. She's been a sponsor of Salisbury Pride since the beginning.
Wendy identified as straight for most of her life. At 55, she realized she might be different.
Many of Wendy's relationships with men have been fraught. It was difficult for her to explore her identity, and she eventually came out while married. (This clip includes mention of sexual assault and violence.)
It's not easy to be the talk of the town. Wendy got tired of men asking her to explain her life after she came out.
Meeting Lauren was all it took.
Justin Murdock and his husband were the first same-sex couple to marry in West Virginia. He's the co-chair of Mayor Williams' LGBT Advisory Committee.
Justin's family has a long history in Huntington and Wayne County. When Justin was in middle school, he thought he could ignore his identity to make his family happy.
Justin married his ex-wife when he was 20 years old.
There wasn't much of a movement for marriage equality in West Virginia when Justin thought about marrying his partner for the first time. He wanted to change that.
Justin didn't think that his grandma approved of his relationship with a man. But then he saw her newspaper clippings.
Even though it took a while, Justin pushed Mayor Williams to support the LGBTQ community in Huntington.
Bernice and Jacqui are engaged to be married. They met through a church advertisement.
For Jacqui and Bernice, Huntington's second annual Pride Picnic is a big deal.
Sometimes, it's hard to find other lesbian couples in Huntington. But being out and proud is important to Jacqui and Bernice.
For years, Jacqui tried not to be gay. It was difficult to navigate being proud of being black and proud of being gay.