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... Login to read more
Not a subscriber? Click here to subscribe.
- Twelve Traditions
AA's guiding principles
Behind the Scenes
- Personal Stories
AA's tales of recovery
Tragedy in the Night
- Twelve Steps
AA's blueprint for sobriety
The Road from Reno
New to AA? Find sober support
Like a Duckling
Get a dose of Higher Power here
A River Runs Through It
They've experienced it all ... sober
What's My Secret?