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In Search of America's Identity

Gay writer and physician Larry Mass on the pains of assimilation

Larry Mass invited us to his Manhattan apartment to discuss the sense of wistfulness that the gay community feels as it becomes more and more assimilated in society. Mass, co-founder of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis, is a writer and physician who wrote the first press reports on the troubling and enigmatic epidemic that later turned out to be AIDS. In this video, Mass compares the sense of loss the gay community is experiencing to that which the black community experienced after the Black Power movement.

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