In the wake of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision making marriage equality the law of the land, LGBTQ Spotlight host Scott Clapson talks with Curry County residents Paul Hempel and Bruce Newman about their lives as a married couple who happen to be gay.
In this special podcast Paul, Bruce, and Scott discuss:
- growing up in unaccepting religious environments, the pressure on LGBTQ people to marry someone of the “opposite” gender in such churches, and the resulting trauma these experiences cause;
- “coming out of the closet” and the importance of being able to be authentic and honest with loved ones and people in their lives about who they are;
- HIV awareness in Curry County and the importance of getting tested; and
- Paul and Bruce’s current passions and travels.
Thank you Paul and Bruce for sharing your stories and being so open.
Host: Scott Clapson, Producer: Scott Clapson
… and every last Sunday of the month
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