Even in safe spaces for gay men, there is subtle racism and stratification if one is not white. On this show, Professor Anthony Ocampo talks about his new book Brown and Gay in LA, including pressures from Mexican and Filipino families of origin on issues such as expectations of masculinity and being a perfect immigrant son. And we look at the unique effects of the Pulse nightclub shooting on the notion of safe spaces. One takeaway is the benefits to all of de-censoring one’s self and the freedom that comes with liberation.

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