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  •  I cannot think of the Rose Bowl Parade (3+ / 0-)
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    Chrislove, Munchkn, Calamity Jean

    without automatically thinking "gay".

    In 1966 I spent the summer in San Gabriel CA with my dad and stepmom. One of their friends was a man named Robert and he designed floats for the parade. That was his full time job.

    He was the first openly out gay person I ever met and got to know, he changed my life. I could never hear someone disparage a gay person without thinking of Robert and within a few years I had a circle of gay friends because tho I was straight I could never be narrow.

    I wish I could thank him, I don't remember his last name and dad and stepmom are gone.

    Robert, Thank You!

    And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County Down by the Green River where Paradise lay. Well, I'm sorry my son, but you're too late in asking Mister Peabody's coal train has hauled it away. John Prine

    by high uintas on Tue Jan 07, 2014 at 01:04:25 PM PST

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