Gay Man Goes to the White House

Chapter 60: Going for Broke

Laurence Best
Oct 17 · 13 min read

After decades of living in the closet as a “straight” married man, I found the courage to come out, to pursue love, and even to go public as an advocate for equality in my native New Orleans. After I became involved in an unsuccessful effort in the 1990s to overturn Louisiana sodomy laws, I continued to support FFE and HRC, but I did so mostly financially. I…