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KQED's statewide public radio program "The California Report" is putting together a series of audio portraits inspired by the film "Brokeback Mountain" and is asking for your input.
We are interested in interviewing gay men and women who moved to gay-friendly California cities or towns, from other areas of the country or other parts of California where they felt hostility because of their sexuality.
In places like San Francisco and Los Angeles, it's easy to forget that many of our neighbors are lesbians and gay men who left the towns where they grew up, went to college or lived as adults because they felt threatened or unwelcomed.
As an example, we have one story from a woman who went to college in Iowa in the late 1980s and had to put up every year with a fraternity initiation that involved bringing baseball bats into the only gay bar in town.
If you have a story to share, please call the special voicemail box set up for this project.
The phone number is 415-553-2390.