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The Isolated Lives Of North Dakota's Gay Oil Field Workers

02/02/2015 01:47 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

My one and only liaison in the oil fields of western North Dakota was with a 23-year-old truck driver. Like most such encounters in the oil patch, ours originated on Grindr, the mobile hookup app for gay, bisexual, and curious men. He sent me a photo, and we traded some biographical details. A few hours later, he was in my room at the Williston Super 8.

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