Author ORCID Identifier

0000-0001-7291-5056

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

2001

Abstract

In the epilogue, “Defending Life,” the project comes full circle. The setting is the oral defense of my PhD dissertation. About a dozen of the men I befriended and wrote about—most of whom have read the document—are in attendance. My academic and research communities offer personal and scholarly responses to my work. We talk through the disbelief and pain surrounding Matthew Shepard’s death just four days before, and we try to direct ourselves toward a future of greater harmony and justice.

Publication Title

Between Gay and Straight: Understanding Friendship Across Sexual Orientation [book]

ISSN

0759101116