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Those Others: Navigating the “Riddle of Homosexuality” in 1965

My historical novel, Those Others: Navigating the “Riddle of Homosexuality” in 1965 is now available from Amazon or directly from me.

In 1965 the Washington Post ran a series of 5 articles about homosexuality.  Had you been 18 years old, and struggling with your sexuality, how would these articles have affected you?

My uncle saved the articles for over 40 years before giving them to me with the suggestion that I use them to help the LGBT community.In Those Others, Micheal had been sent to Washington from rural Tennessee, and in addition to having to deal with his sexuality, he becomes involved in the Civil Rights struggle and participates in the Selma to Montgomery march, where he learns from Civil Rights icons Martin Luther King, Jr., Bayard Rustin and Viola Liuzzo.

And, he manages to fall in love. But love for a homosexual man was not easy in 1965.

“If I love this man-and I do love him-why can’t it last?” he said out loud.

The original articles from the Post and the speech delivered by King in Montgomery are included in the book.

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