I took accountability to ensure that my story was told and now hope that the readers of this book will understand that the rights of the gay population are still in jeopardy by bigots.
Conroe, TX (Vocus) June 30, 2010
For author John Vaglica, being gay in the ’50s and ’60s was almost a death sentence. Today, he steps out into the light and shares an explicit and sometimes painful account of the social stigma assigned to homosexuals during this era. Intended for mature readers, Hiding Gay is his story.
Made available through Xlibris, this book was originally written for revenge. Having been a victim of bigotry and prejudice, Vaglica wanted to tell all the people of Texas the injustice he received from a morally corrupt judge. However, the author decided otherwise. This story is not about losing a trial, nor about a vengeful judge. It is about bigotry, hatred, and prejudice. It is about people growing up in an era when one could not be the person he or she is in their own skin.
Hiding Gay shares the author’s insights as well as the adversities he has overcome. “When you have finished reading this book, you will know from the fight that I fought that these adversities have brought me to the GAY person I am today,” writes the author. “I took accountability to ensure that my story was told and now hope that the readers of this book will understand that the rights of the gay population are still in jeopardy by bigots.”
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About the Author
John Peter Vaglica was raised in Newton, Massachusetts. He has a Certification in Human Resources Management from Bentley College in Waltham, Massachusetts. He also holds a Masters Certification in Program Management from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The author and his partner Kirk Holland have been together seven years now. They reside in The Woodlands, Texas.
Hiding Gay * by John Vaglica
Publication Date: June 25, 2010
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