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Lou Barrett is a poet, an author, and a founder of Purpled Palm Press. They tell a story about falling in love with their high school best friend, and about coming to grips with their sexual identity.


Photo by Coly Puzzuoli

Songwriter Michelle Gaw speaks about friendship and sexuality, and performs her song “What Makes a Friend” live at a house concert in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Photo by Nina Ripich