GAMMA: The Gay Married Men's Association
of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area

Providing peer counseling, support, and outreach to gay married men, their wives, partners, and friends.

 

Until I was twenty-five, I was the only man I knew who had no story at all. I'd long since accepted the fact that nothing had ever happened to me and nothing ever would. That's how the closet feels, once you've made your nest in it and learned to call it home. Self-pity becomes your oxygen....

But every memoir now is a kind of manifesto, as we piece together the tale of the tribe. Our stories have died with us long enough. We mean to leave behind some map, some key, for the gay and lesbian people who follow -- that they may not drown in the lies, in the hate that pools and foams like pus on the carcass of America.

Paul Monette, Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story,
HarperCollins Publishers, New York, 1993, pp. 1-2.

Letter to My Dad

Bob

Tom


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