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The author, a heterosexual woman, and Gordon Bernstein, a gay man, have been friends and research collaborators since 1995. In 2004, the author accompanied Gordon on a trip to his hometown of Philadelphia to conduct fieldwork and interview family members. This project ethnographically explored personal and relational opportunities and challenges associated with coming out in a family system defined by avoidant communication, hegemonic masculinity, and terminal illness.
Tillmann, L.M. (2015). Passings. In L.M. Tillmann (Ed.), In Solidarity: Friendship, Family, and Activism Beyond Gay and Straight (98-129). New York: Routledge.
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