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May 15, 2013

Vol. 113, No. 12

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BUZZ BOX: ‘Hidden Lives’: Alumni offer contrasting views

In response to: Hidden lives

Published in the May 15, 2013 issue

“Hidden Lives,” the April 3 cover story about the lives of gay students at Princeton in the 1950s and ’60s, prompted a lively conversation in comments posted at PAW Online as well in the Inbox letters that begin on this page.  JEFF RICHARDS ’74 *77 *78 found the story...

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Gay at Princeton

In response to: Hidden lives

By GARY WALTERS ’64 *76

Published in the May 15, 2013 issue

I came to Princeton after a remarkable love affair during which I realized that my odd and defiant yearnings for other boys was not a fantasy and with the permanent undermining of the idea that I was aberrant, sinful, and unworthy. This affair ended during my freshman year....

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Gay at Princeton

In response to: Hidden lives

By CHARLES W. ROBERTS ’64

Published in the May 15, 2013 issue

“Hidden Lives” by Richard Just ’01 (cover story, April 3) brought to mind my years at Princeton in the early 1960s, when I, too, grappled (not very successfully) with my sexual orientation. A few weeks into my freshman year, I found myself face to face with a University ...

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Gay at Princeton

In response to: Hidden lives

By VANNA CONDAX *73

Published in the May 15, 2013 issue

“... [A]pproximately a dozen acknowledged being gay” (cover story, April 3): In an era when men mention, report, or discuss parenthood, rather than “acknowledge illegitimate children,” perhaps alumni could mention, report, or discuss being gay, rather than “acknowledge” it....

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Gay at Princeton

In response to: Hidden lives

By RAY SHELTON

Published in the May 15, 2013 issue

My longtime companion of 15 years, a Princeton alum (a well-known professor of philosophy), cannot speak for himself in this matter, so I shall. It is all well and good that Princeton this year is hosting its first LGBT alumni conference. But therein lies the rub. Why has it...

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