Kicked out of his home at the age of 17 for being gay. Died alone in a flop house in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, of AIDS, in 1978
Committed suicide in 1981, at the age of 20, because he couldn't bear the thought of being gay in that society for the remainder of his life
To Chris and Jim:
Who, this year, celebrated their 35th year together without the benefit of legal recognition. Today is your day
Today is a landmark day for those who have gone before, fought the fight, lived the life, supported those they loved.
I miss my friends who are gone and I celebrate with those who are still here.
And to my cousin & her partner who will hopefully be able to have their wedding recognized in the state of Michigan.
Answer by mrsmom110 at 12:47 PM on Jun. 26, 2013
The first person I ever knew to commit suicide for potentially being gay was Julie, who was just 16 years old and a Sophomore in school, 1978
Answer by m-avi at 12:50 PM on Jun. 26, 2013
Answer by LostSoul88 at 12:50 PM on Jun. 26, 2013
Answer by older at 12:50 PM on Jun. 26, 2013
the world was brighter when you were in it
Answer by fiatpax at 12:54 PM on Jun. 26, 2013
Yep, I remember that. I also knew a married father of two who was a Hemophiliac. Found out he had Aids, went home and shot himself in his garage......
Answer by m-avi at 1:04 PM on Jun. 26, 2013
Answer by 3libras at 1:08 PM on Jun. 26, 2013
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Answer by Ballad at 1:26 PM on Jun. 26, 2013