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Emily Cook

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Jason Brodak is a 44 year old man of Polish heritage, currently working at the University of Southern Maine and living in Bath, Maine, with his husband. Brodak discusses living in Detroit Michigan, Chicago Illinois, and New York. He attended Michigan State University and later received his bachelor's degree in Interior Design from an arts school in Chicago. He discusses his childhood, coming out, briefly joining the Navy, the role of gay bars and gay chatrooms in his life, gay marriage, and the HIV AIDS epidemic.

Publication Date

11-17-2023

Publisher

USM Special Collections

City

Portland, Maine

Keywords

Detroit, Michigan, Chicago, St. Louis Missouri, LGBT, Bath, Maine, Immigrant, Gay marriage, Ellis Island, Manufacturing town, White- collar, Polish, Catholic, Religion, Catholic Services Appeal, Coming out process, Traditional family, Y2K, Community college, Navy, Michigan State University, College of Engineering, Interior Design, Mechanical engineering, Matthew Shepard, Heteronormative, fag, gay.com, gay chat rooms, prescribed roles, gay sex, gay fiction, Dr. Charles Silverstein, Human Rights Campaign, Teach for America, New York, Robert Rody, HIV AIDS.

Disciplines

History of Gender | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies | Oral History | Women's Studies

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
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