03/13/2012 02:29 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Robert Green Jr., Bob Green And Anita Bryant's Son, On Trying To Escape The Past

In late January, Robert Green Jr. found himself back where he started more than 30 years ago--trying to reconcile the parents he knew with the public image they created, an image he fled and largely avoided for decades.

Green Jr. is the oldest son of famous anti-gay crusaders Anita Bryant and Bob Green, who battled the Dade County, Fla., ordinance banning discrimination against gay people and won in 1977.

On Jan. 26, Green Sr. died at the age of 80, after suffering kidney failure.

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