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Jeffrey Sharlach
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Jeffrey Sharlach is a businessman, teaches at the NYU Stern School of Business and an author. His critically acclaimed new novel, Running in Bed, published in May 2012 by Two Harbors Press, tells the semi-autobiographical story of gay man finding himself and true love in the 1970s.

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PFLAG Southwestern CT's Final Meeting

(0) Comments | Posted September 27, 2013 | 10:00 PM

Last week the southwestern Connecticut chapter of PFLAG held a farewell dinner for its members. After 35 years the group is no longer going to be holding regular monthly meetings as a support group for parents of LGBT persons.

In 1978 my own parents were among the founding members of...

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A Terrifying Era: The First Five Years of AIDS

(3) Comments | Posted June 7, 2013 | 2:38 PM

When my novel Running in Bed was published last year, one commentator questioned whether the world needed another book about AIDS. Fortunately the other reviews were more enthusiastic, and a compelling new show opening today at the New-York Historical Society, titled "AIDS in New...

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Ever Believe It Was Wrong to Be Gay?

(67) Comments | Posted July 26, 2012 | 10:41 PM

"I never once, not for a second, believed that it was wrong to be gay," says Vito Russo in the HBO documentary VITO, which premiered this week. How many of us can say the same? And why not?

Today just about everyone can look at the misguided souls of...

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Pride Images Matter Most for Those Who Aren't Looking

(5) Comments | Posted June 29, 2012 | 7:34 PM

There it was, staring right out at me Monday morning when I got to my office in midtown Manhattan: Page 1 of the local section of The Wall Street Journal had a large photo from Sunday's Pride parade down Fifth Avenue. It took up a lot of real estate on...

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Gay Baby Boomers Waiting for More Apologies

(20) Comments | Posted June 1, 2012 | 10:36 AM

Dr. Robert Spitzer, according to The New York Times, considered by some to be the father of modern psychiatry, just made front page news when he apologized to the gay community, recanting a well-publicized 2003 study he had done supporting the use of reparative therapy to "cure" homosexuality....

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Does Acceptance Diminish Gay Identity?

(15) Comments | Posted May 14, 2012 | 10:21 PM

Coming out in New York at age 24 in 1977 was surely the most exhilarating moment in my life, even now looking back at that time some 35 years later. In a matter of days I had shed the uncomfortable self-loathing skin I had inhabited all through high school, college,...

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