My Path to Gay Pride

From fear to fortitude.

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By Phil Bohlender

In the spring of 1979, I came out to my mom as a gay man. It was the first time that I came out, and most certainly was not the last time. I came out and stayed out from the age of 20. Now that I am 62, I often reflect on my path to pride, especially during pride month.

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