Bagarozy, Richard - Trapped: Memoirs of a Gay Boy in the Fifties and Sixties
Experience: - The wonder of the earliest childhood memories. - The delight of the unexpected discovery and joy of sexual feelings and sexual play. - The overwhelming power of first love. - The brutal and completely unexpected shock of homosexual insight. - The unrelenting prejudice and judgment of a hostile society. - The persistent and literally paralyzing fear of exposure. - The profound sadness of loneliness and of alone knowing what I was. - The unquenchable fear of complete separation from God's love. - The hopelessness of a child facing eternal damnation. - The chronic persistent worry of what family, friends, and peers would think of me and do if my cover was ever blown. - Sexual abuse: unendurable confusion and loss of innocence - Spiritual explosion: understanding, gratitude, and peace This is a letter to the heterosexual world toward understanding and acceptance on behalf of present and future generations of gay children.
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