"I see a group of boys walking towards me, and I knew something was going to happen."

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"I was just another black face in the streets."

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"A lot of the older guys didn't think I should be there."

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"I said, 'This is not telephone discussion.'"

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"It was the first time I met openly gay people."

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"When I saw him coming, I ducked around the hall and hid from him."

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"People thought I was such a good friend."

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"I'm not so sure the Civil Rights Act would have been passed had there not been a St. Augustine"

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"He wasn't the biggest guy, but people reacted to him like he was giant."

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"I don't know how many I sent home..."

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"I'm so thankful for everything you've done."

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"I remember feeling helpless."

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"You feel like being gay is like a virus."

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"I got a reputation as the straightest guy around."

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"I went as macho as I could be to mask what I was underneath. "

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"I had a pretty severe accident at work..."

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"I grew up when that happened."

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"When I was a kid, I didn't realize that you were different."

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"He dropped me off in the middle of the night with a $5 bill."

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"I remember going through family albums looking for my face in old photographs..."

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"I should have died at age 19."

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"I have spent a lot of years just hiding from it."

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"When I came in 1966, nobody knew about who a Sikh was."

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"Dennis will roll with the best of them."

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"When he was growing up, he was living in South Texas..."

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"I was looking at everyone else, going, 'Why aren't we like that?'"

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"I'd heard lines like this before, but this time it was different."

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"You said that you were in the wrong body, that you should be a man."

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"I am happier now without my voice than I've ever been with my voice."

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"At my house, only one person got the mail, and that was my mother."

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"Does it bother you to think of home?"

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"EMTs arrived within minutes..."

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"A Staff Sergeant went through my cell phone and saw some of the text messages that I had to my boyfriend."

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"When I look back, I do realize that I was a little bit too tough."

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"When I was thirteen, I mapped out my life..."

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"They called it slums but it was never a slum to me."

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"I never have found another neighborhood like that one."

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"There was this hole that I had all of my life."

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"I learned from her, and that's why I can pass it on to you guys."

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"Every brain is a little bit different..."

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"They wanted me to stop seeing Daddy..."

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"The announcer was saying all these untrue things about gay and lesbian people..."

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"It's an easy job. One street goes uptown, one goes downtown."

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"When I was 10, I told my parents I was going to marry a man."

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"They would allow potential parents to check you out like a library book."

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"By the time I was in the second grade, everyone was calling me Raymond."

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"My brother came home wearing an afro."

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"I felt alone and tried to hide it..."

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"When all the parents leave, it goes crazy..."

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"I said, 'Is this going to actually be me?'"

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"My mother was only prepared for one..."

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"What do you think the differences are in the way you grew up and the way I grew up?"

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"Is there anything you wanted to know about me?"

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"The strangest thing is that I don't have a separate memory from her."

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"I remember wishing I would wake up a boy."

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"Just because you sound pretty don't mean you're the best in the business."

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"Have you ever lied to me?"

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"Do you remember when your parents said you had to get married?"

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