Surviving homophobia is like living through a plane crash.
My first second chance at life arrived 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. Staying alive has always been the preferred alternative, but it hasn’t come easy.
RETAIN THIS RECEIPT THROUGHOUT YOUR JOURNEY chronicles the extraordinary similarities between the trauma of living as an outcast in a homophobic world and my secret guilt over surviving a mass tragedy.This is a story of hope, perseverance and the quests to finding my way back from the very lonely places 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.