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26th Annual glad Media Awards

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March 6th, 2010

Winning a car on The Price is Right in 1980

I was a 19 year old gay man on vacation with my boyfriend Charlie (that’s him in the audience in the matching outfit), and Bob Barker asks, “Do you have a girlfriend?” It’s 1980, people, so don’t expect me to have come screaming out of the closet on national television. The experience is used as a narrative device in the prologue of my book “A Place Like This,” about my life in 1980’s Los Angeles and the dawn of HIV/AIDS.



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One Response to “Winning a car on The Price is Right in 1980”

  1. Gary W. Says:

    June 16th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    What a fabulous clip! It looked like Bob Barker was flirt’n with you. You were quite the fire cracker.

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