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Early Gay Experiences

Coming Out in Boston in 1969

Thom Nickels | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Thom Nickels

In Boston in 1969, homosexuals were everywhere, but the trouble was finding them. I did a lot of walking around Boston on weekend nights trying to do just that. I was in the city as a 19-year-old conscientious objector fulfilling my alternate service work contract in lieu of military service.