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Dr. Martin Palmer
(1934 - living) U.S.A.

Martin Palmer

Physician, author, and teacher


Teacher of English at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. One of the short stories by Martin is Anchorage Alaska found in the book Hometowns.

"You know, I hear people say they don't understand why gay people have to make such a big deal about being gay - why we have to have parades and gay organizations and whatnot - and I think that they just don't understand. Being quiet about who you are causes such misery.

I kew people who killed themselves rather than live with the torture of being told that something was wrong with them. And it wasn't that they were weak people - they just couldn't stand the pressure of being told every day of their lives that they didn't deserve to be happy, that they were abnormal or sick. I don't want anyone to have to live like that ever again."


Quote source: Outspoken: Role Models from the Gay and Lesbian Community

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