Love, Humor and Betty Boop: How One Man’s Struggle With AIDS Inspired An Ally.

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My name is Janet Hart and I’m from San Francisco. I grew up within the gay community. My mom I came out when I was about 5 years old. My sister was probably about a year old. And that’s about the time obviously my parents divorced. There was a time …

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“Ian McKellen Would Be Proud” Of Teacher Coming Out To Students On The First Day Of Class.

Adam Sandel

My name is Adam Sandel and I’m originally from Hopkins, Minnesota. When I moved to San Francisco in 2001 when I was officially coming out as a gay man, I didn’t know anyone but I just wanted to figure out a way to get to know what was going on …

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Arrested For Being Gay At 14 Years Old. “It Was Police Entrapment.”

Harold Kooden

My name is Harold Kooden, and I was born in Chicago. We moved to California, North Hollywood, California. At about eleven, I discovered quite accidentally in one of the johns in the local park, there were some men inside who seemed to be doing things that really interested me. So …

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Performance Teaching Artist Confronts Homophobia.

Karen-Anzoategui

My name is Karen Anzoategui and I’m from Huntington Park, California, and Buenos Aires, Argentina. I’m a solo performer, writer, artivist, and actor. And I teach performance to continuation high school students, performance based on gender representation. For a lot of these students I was the only person in their …

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