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I was raised in Texas as an Episcopalian. I do not recall any mention of homosexuality in that church nor indeed in any religious context. However, there was a great deal of negativity aimed at "queers" from the public in general. To avoid being ostracized, locked up or killed, one stayed in the closet. Being branded a queer was the… Read more »

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In 1969 the man I was in love with was killed in an automobile accident. I was not a Christian Scientist at the time — actually was Assistant Organist at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco and was an Episcopalian (the church that ordained the gay Bishop — who incidentally will be the preacher at the Pride Service at Old South… Read more »

How, as a heterosexual, I overcame the “culture” of homophobic thinking

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I grew up in the midwest. I guess it was during a time of “if you’re different from us we can make fun of you”. I know that along with my friends we would pick on the “queers”. Was it because they made us uncomfortable? That they were “different”? I don’t know. It was the accepted thing. Funny thing is… Read more »