Making Gay History | LGBTQ Oral Histories from the Archive
Revisiting the Archive: Episode 4: Shirley Willer
Apr 11, 2020 · 21 min
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“I’ve spent a large percent of my life being angry.” That was Shirley Willer, reflecting on the death of a close friend and fellow nurse who in 1947 received fatally inadequate hospital care because he was gay. Shirley channeled her anger into activism in the early homophile movement—let’s listen to her story as we face the challenge of what to do with our own anger during this pandemic that has upended our lives. 

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