Gay Culture

June 10, 2020
David Haslam


David discussed his life as a gay person, sharing many personal experiences. His presentation was well received by a very decent turnout.

The jobs left to do: positive influences like Anderson Cooper and Tim Cook. The changes in fiction and movies and the burden of stereotypes and how they linger,

The things that help most: My family , Ron’s family , our 45 years together, 

Detective work: why or if it matters Kipling , Baden Powell , James Barrie , Mahatma Gandh,

Hidden from history: Martin Luther King and Bayard Rustin, how a gay man changed history and the attempt to erase his name . Also Irving Stone and ’The Agony and the Ecstasy ‘ . The embarrassment of Langston Hughes . The continuing editing of biography to ’normalize’ men and women who are not heterosexual , and why that matters.