In 1942, the deadliest nightclub fire in US history took place at The Coconut Grove in Boston Massachusetts, killing nearly 500 people. The severally overcrowded former speakeasy lacked even the most basic safety precautions; when the fire broke out and qui...
Although I spent over a decade in the homosexual
enclaves of San Francisco and Los Angeles, I never met a “gay” man…the people I
did meet were mostly battered and wounded souls that somehow wound up in either
the Castro District or West Hollywood, because t...
“…within a cohort of young men now 20 years of
age, the total burden of HIV disease would be estimated to be 25.4% by the time
that they reach the age of 30, 41.4% at age 40 and 54.0% at age 50…Among
African American MSM the model predicts that 7.8% of Afri...
Pope Francis meets Yayo Grassi (67), a former
student of the Holy Father; and his 45 year old same-sex partner; they have
been together for 19 years; these sorts of large age discrepancies are very
typical in the gay male community, where men regularly seek...
“Do not wait for leaders. Do it alone, person-to-person.” “We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. We can do no great things, only small things with great love.” “Speak...
the Church provides a badly needed context for the care of the human person
when she refuses to consider the person as a “heterosexual” or a “homosexual”
and insists that every person has a fundamental Identity: the creature of God,
and by grace, his...
Joseph Sciambra was born in 1969, in Northern California, not far from San Francisco. He grew up in a stable and loving home while attending Catholic parochial schools from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Early on, the dark shadow of pornography would cloud his entire childhood and teenage years. Throughout the 1990s, Joseph lived around the homosexual culture of the Castro District, offering him rare insight into the daily lives and struggles of many gay men. Later, he became an amateur porn actor and escort. In 1999, following a near death experience, Joseph returned to the Love of Our Lord Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church. Since then he has written extensively concerning the real-life issues of pornography, homosexuality, and the occult. He received his BA from the University of California at Berkeley in Art History and his MA from Sonoma State University.
- University of California, BerkeleyArt History, 1990 - 1994
- Sonoma State UniversityHistory, 1996 - 1998