oral history

It's Almost Like He Wanted to Get Caught

Two sisters recall their late parents—among the earliest AIDS cases in Wisconsin—and the dramatic, often poignant fallout of their stormy relationship.

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The Last Time I Wasn't Afraid of the Dark

Not knowing what was contagious, everything was. On the intimacy of illness and a childhood fear suddenly made real.

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oral history

Growing Up Backwards

David Fearn’s father Donald lived his entire life in the closet, and raised an out and proud gay son. Did Donald’s hidden promiscuity save David’s life?

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Till Death Did They Part

When Molly Krause’s father returned to his hometown in Kansas to die, he was aided by an unlikely ally and caregiver: the wife he’d left years before.

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