oral history

This is His Obituary

Maura and Margrethe Lauber’s father’s death wasn’t memorialized in a local paper when he died in 1989. Twenty-seven years later, the two sisters give their father the remembrance he didn’t have.

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interview

Living with Cookie

Max Mueller, the only child of downtown New York’s cult icon Cookie Mueller, remembers their bohemian life in the West Village—and his mother’s last days.

 

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oral history

The Photos

Twenty years after finding pictures that held the answer to her father’s mysterious past, Sade Taft embarked on a journey to reconnect with his family.

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essay

Love and Mercy

“Could there ever have been a time when I knew nothing about my father’s hidden life? A time before I knew we were like each other, sharing this infrared reality with other men in darkened parks?”

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oral history

"Everybody Has to Watch Their Parents Become Human"

A son recalls the anger he felt after his father came out, and his rocky path toward forgiveness.

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essay

Meine Tochter

Elizabeth Riley Blake was used to keeping her father’s sexual identity a secret. But was there any truth to her mother’s mysterious claim that Elizabeth’s father might not be as healthy as he seemed?

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oral history

After a Death, a Radicalization

When New York grad student Alexis Danzig lost her father to AIDS in 1988, the 26-year-old dropped out of school and immediately joined the frontlines of ACT UP.

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oral history

How to Share Space

Surveying the distance, and intimacy, between an out butch lesbian daughter and her closeted effeminate gay father.

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