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Human Library: NLW 2023

The Human Library™ is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue.

Older Gay Misfit

Book Title:  Old Gay Misfit

Why are you volunteering:

As an older gay man, I have many insights into gender, trauma, recovery, and addiction. Readers would be able to ask questions regarding growing up gay in a gang-related area and not knowing if I was a boy or girl until the age of 6 and being bullied all through elementary school.

Questions to ask:

  • How did you survive all the abuse as a gay person?
  • How did you overcome the torment at school?
  • What is it like to know that you were in the wrong body so young?