Gay Stories: T.C., Living with HIV, Recalls the Early Days of AIDS



Guestblogger Nathan Manske and Marquise Lee just finished a 4 month, 50 state tour of the United States collecting stories for their I'm From Driftwood site. We'll be sharing some of the stories they collected along with some of the insight into what they saw. They're still encouraging people to submit their written storiesvia IFD.

Nathan writes: Driftwood

We met T.C. at a Reading Event in Denver, at their shiny new LGBT Center. After the event we were having some small talk and while we already had our Video Stories scheduled for the next day, I knew we had to find time to fit in T.C.’s.

He shared a few stories with us and the edited one is what we thought was the most important. We’re hoping to post his others soon, which go into more details about his son, as well as meeting his first boyfriend at a biker bar. He explained with a glimmer in his eye that to this day his heart races when he hears a Harley roar by.


Previously in this series...
A Survivor's Account of an Unbelievable Hell Called Home [tr]
A Mayor's Coming Out [tr]
A Gay City Councilman Moves His Family to Higher Ground [tr]
Deaf, Gay, Bullied, and Fighting Back [tr]
San Francisco Supervisor Bevan Dufty on Bullying [tr]