Location: Phoenix, AZ
I met the love of my life in 1968 and we’ve been together ever cents. I was 35 years old before I met my partner, and there were many many times I cried myself to sleep because I thought I’d never have someone to love, but I do believe that eventually the right person comes along. We recently celebrated our 47th anniversary. I never had the courage to openly tell my mother about my being gay, although since she lived with us for more than 30 years she must’ve known. My partner’s parents were very happy with our arrangement and made me feel like I was a member of the family.
What ‘s your personal history moment?
The LGBT Postcard Project: Snippets from our Past project documents moments from our personal LGBTQ histories/herstories. I like postcards because they guarantee anonymity. If one doesn’t need the anonymity, emailed snippets are fine. Send your postcards to me at:
Dr. Ronni Sanlo
PO Box 4507
Ventura, CA 93007
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Our collective history: (from QUIST, Back2Stonewall, and/or Lavender Effect)…
On this day:
1626, Vatican City: Pope Urban the Eighth gave Catalina de Erauso the right to live as a man named Francisco de Loyola who became a conquistador.
1730, The Netherlands: Two soldiers were hanged for the crime of sodomy.
2002, Croatia: First Pride parade in Croatia.
2008, Oregon: Thomas Beatie gave birth.
2009, Washington, DC: The US Government apologizes to Frank Kameny for firing him in 1957.
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