February 2011: OK in my skin
From the February 2011 Grapevine Magazine
AA taught him not to take any flak for being gay
"I learned from the straight people in AA in Muncie, Ind., to love who I am."
Growing up in rural Indiana, I never planned on being an alcoholic any more than I planned on
I had a relatively normal childhood. I was the next to last of five kids. My dad worked in a factory and my mother was a homemaker. When I was 2 or 3 my mom would lie down with me for my nap. After I got her to sleep I would get up and do all the things she wouldn’t let me do. One day I had a cough. She was asleep but I remembered her saying I could have some cough syrup. I couldn’t reach it, so I climbed up on a chair and onto the kitchen cabinets until I could get to...
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