For Veterans Day, writer Lauren Hough: She grew up in Christian "doomsday" cult The Family, which her father had joined to dodge the Vietnam War. Hough fled to the Air Force, where she got anti-lesbian death threats and her car was torched.

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Dwayne Ratleff grew up Black, poor and gay in 1960s Baltimore. As a youngster, his loving grandma taught him: “Don’t explain yourself, be yourself.” Long-time San Franciscan Ratleff has written an impressive, insightful, award-winning novel –...

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Meet artist, designer, photographer and actor Fayette Hauser, a female co-founder of The Cockettes, the 1969-‘72 experimental San Francisco theatre troupe known for eye-popping costumes, glittery beards and sexy musicals some called anarchic. Her beautiful...

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