1972. Cleve, a Quaker living at home in Phoenix with his psychologist father and activist mother, decides to wait until he is eighteen to come out to his parents for fear that if he did it earlier that his father, who sees homosexuality as a disease, would use what Cleve considers some extreme form of therapy to "cure" him. Now at an age of majority, Cleve decides move to San Francisco to live in what he hopes is a safer environment than home with his father. He will find that San Francisco has its own hazards for a young, gay man. Turning to the activism he learned from his mother, Cleve further finds that he will have to carve out his own niche in the changing face of the city and times. Working with the Peace Corps, Roma decides to leave Togo, where outward forms of affection between two women such as hand holding is normalized, and leave her girlfriend Diane, who she knows she may never see again, to go where she feels her calling is stronger, namely working for women's rights ...
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José Sarria states he was given a blue discharge, an administrative discharge often issued to homosexual servicemembers in the World War II era. Sarria received an honorable discharge from the Army in 1947. See more