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When Dean Ostrum's Family Gently Led Him From The Closet: VIDEO


"I'm From Driftwood," the archivist project devoted to collecting the stories of LGBT folk from absolutely everywhere (and spearheaded by Nathan Manske, who's written for Towleroad), has just put this lovely story on the web. It's about the day Dean Ostrum's wife and kids realized he was gay, and everything that came after. Watch AFTER THE JUMP ...


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  1. I have had the privilege and pleasure of attending church with Dean for more than 20 years at St. Luke in the Fields in NYC. He is a blessing to us all.
    Mary O'Shaughnessy
    Convener, Integrity/NYC-Metro

    Posted by: Mary O'Shaughnessy | Jul 15, 2012 7:10:57 PM

  2. Cheater? If you insist on a label, perhaps. But it misses the greater story of a family's compassion and an enduring love between two men against incredibly harsh odds.

    Posted by: Mitch | Jul 16, 2012 11:17:58 AM

  3. Let me say first that I've nothing against Dean Ostrum. His story made me smile, and I think his children are awfully sweet for giving him a hand and being so understanding.

    But what "malaysianho" was so cross about was how the guy got involved with someone else while he was married. I'm not saying I agree with his unsympathetic stance, but this being a conservative country, I get where he/ she is coming from.

    And what's all this seriously xenophobic criticism about my country? Just because some people here are narrow-minded doesn't mean all of us are. Ok, so we have Najib and his wife. But Americans have Brian Fischer, Uganda Rebecca Kadaga, and the Church the Pope. Are you going to call all these countries/ institutions hell-holes too?

    The next time you want to attack someone, please restrain yourself to their unsavoury behaviour; and leave their nationality/ race/ religion/ what-have-you alone.

    Posted by: Malaysian too | Dec 15, 2012 12:43:23 AM

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