Stranger at the Gate: To Be Gay and Christian in America - Chapter Ten, 1982-83, It's Going to Be All Right, Dad! Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Ten, 1982-83, It's Going to Be All Right, Dad! Summary and Analysis

White was determined to sacrifice all sensual pleasures. His lust was destroying his family and he could not risk losing them. His family was disappointed in the conflicts in their lives, though White's children did not know the details of what was going on. White still went to church with them, despite being gay. He pretended to be happy at parties but he could not stand losing Tom. His family simply could not meet all of his needs. And being honest with himself only exacerbated his suffering.

One night, White gave into temptation and went to a local gay bar; there he met David, a Spanish-American who never missed a Catholic Mass. He was in the closet due to the cultural stigma against...

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