Thomas Barlow and John Amoroso

Recorded March 10, 2023 Archived March 10, 2023 52:13 minutes
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One Small Step partners Thomas "Tom" Barlow (39) and John Amoroso (45) share their challenges being divorced fathers of daughters, and their learning process around the changing language and mores regarding sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Both partners share why they decided to participate in One Small Step.
Tom describes his upbringing in suburban Roanoke, Virginia.
John describes his upbringing as a child born in South America who was adopted by White parents and his experience meeting his biological mother.
Tom describes some of his personal political beliefs.
Both partners describe how their parents influenced their political beliefs.
Both partners share their views on social welfare programs.
Both partners discuss their views on the proper role and size of government.
Both partners share things about their own political "side" that cause them discomfort.
Both partners discuss their daughters and how they are teaching them about evolving language and mores around sexual and gender identify.
Both partners share their views on standing vs kneeling during the National Anthem.
Both partners share their struggles around being divorced fathers and reveal how their experiences affected their mental wellness and addiction issues.
John shares how he once wanted to be a Catholic priest.
Both partners share what they will take with them from this experience.


  • Thomas Barlow
  • John Amoroso

Recording Location

Virtual Recording

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