Friends & Family: True Stories of Gay America's Straight Allies

Friends & Family: True Stories of Gay America's Straight Allies

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Friends & Family: True Stories of Gay America's Straight Allies by Dan Woog 
1999, Paperback 

In North Carolina a self-professed "redneck" finds his mission in life when his son dies of AIDS-related complications. A rabbi in Ohio, a Mormon couple in Utah, and a Baptist minister in Alaska all stand together against their religions' official doctrines and face censure when they work to make their congregations inclusive of lesbians and gay men. A 14-year-old boy battles the Boy Scouts ban on gays, and a 12-year-old girl lobbies her state legislature in support of her two moms. Across America straight men, women, and children are braving community disapproval, job loss, and ministerial defrocking to join the battle for gay and lesbian equality. Journal Dan Woog has crafted this inspiring collection of true stories of parents and friends of lesbians and gay men who are doing remarkable things within and for the gay rights movement.