We are a couple together for 40 years. From my videos and Baumwoll Archives Blog, I have reached a million people I never thought I would reach 2000. It was all started from the understanding that Jewish gay men through the years have been forgotten; many of us thrown away by our families. I have come to see we are more than we understand. These are our stories and our art. I hope you enjoy. , I have been in the house taking care of Andrew as his health has been a nightmare. I have saved 65 animals from the streets and gave them all great lives. After 25 years and I’m coming back out into the world.
To allow others to tell you who you are and what you can be Is no longer right for me. Yes, I’m a late bloomer. Its time to walk out of the shadows. I’ve always said I will not let myself be a victim. Just because you have been does not mean you must stay there. There is so much more to life .As my friend Joseph Campbell said to me. You are a soul that would have survive if you had be in the concentration camps. I still do not really understand what he saw in me. Its just me. One must always find the light.
The original art “Marriage For All” was created by my lifetime partner Andrew Reach of 31 years originally for the National Equality March on Washington DC in 2009. It inspired me and has allowed me to relax and create this film of us and of all the other faces through time that were willing to be captured. The world is a crazy place and many took chances allowing them to be photographed. We honor all the LGBT people who came before us for their bravery and honesty. I’m allowing myself to be brave for all the young people, that perhaps by seeing these images it will keep them going forward so they can have freer lives.