When she was 23, Christine called off her wedding to her boyfriend of four years just a few months before the big day. Within the next six months, she came out as gay to her family and friends. That was back in 1993, right around the time the movie “Philadelphia” was released and HIV/AIDS was still considered a “gay disease”. Christine shares what it was like to come out to her parents, who are devout Catholics, and how she realizes now that coming out is not only a process for the gay person, but also for their family members.
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