Surviving homophobia is like living through a plane crash. I’ve done both.
My second chance at life presented itself in 1997 when I came out of the closet. The next one came four years later when I switched myself off American Airlines Flight 11 the night before it crashed. I’m still around to tell it all, but getting here hasn’t come easy.
RETAIN THIS RECEIPT THROUGHOUT YOUR JOURNEY chronicles the extraordinary similarities between living as an outcast in a homophobic world and getting beyond the evolving guilt over surviving a mass tragedy. It’s a story of hope, perseverance and the quests of one man trying to find his way back from the very lonely place of being a survivor.This is not a story about September 11th. That just happened to be the inciting incident that created the impetus to my telling it.