"I wanted to see the world:" Sailor, History Buff Paulist Father Marcos Zamora

Paulist Father Marcos Zamora joined the U.S. Navy to see the world. In many ways, he'd already experienced a lot of world culture--he grew up in a multiethnic community in Chicago and he'd studied ancient cultures en route to becoming...

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Kris Grae and Gil Neary

Friends Kris Grae (56) and Gil Neary (64) discuss their experience on Fire Island during the HIV/AIDS epidemic, how they dealt with loss and grief, and how they would like to be remembered.

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Michael Johnson and Metta Johnson

Mom and son, Metta Johnson (74) and Michael Johnson (41), discuss Metta's life growing up in Georgia, her relationship with her husband Clyde Johnson, and her career as a nurse.

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Justin Blake and Jay Pagano

Justin Blake (50) interviews his friend Jay Pagano (76) about how the HIV/AIDS epidemic developed on Fire Island. Jay describes how the disease moved from something he read about to something that touched his life. He talks about the loved...

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Maryann Elder and James Layton

One Small Step conversation partners Maryann Elder (62) and James Layton (64) talk about their political beliefs, their experiences with the LGBT community, and faith.

Steve Desroches and Adam Peck

Steve Desroches (47) and Adam Peck (84) have a rather philosophical discussion shortly after Adam's 84th birthday and on his 41st wedding anniversary about life, the passing of time, and the rhythms and patterns in life, if there even are...

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Kyle Merker and Crayton Robey

Crayton Robey (50) interviews new friend Kyle Merker (60) about Kyle's experience living and working on Fire Island through the AIDS crisis. Kyle remembers friends that he lost, talks about his time caring for AIDS patients as a candy striper,...

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Eric Sawyer and Hernando Cortez

Eric Sawyer (67) interviews his friend Hernando Cortez (56) about his experience on Fire Island during the HIV/AIDS pandemic, his activism with Dancers Responding to AIDS, and how he would like to be remembered.

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Don Millinger and Gary Clinton

Don Millinger (66) and his husband, Gary Clinton (70), remember their first visit to Fire Island Pines, discuss learning about AIDS, and share memories of loved ones they lost throughout the epidemic. The pair also reflect on how Fire Island...

A visit with Rosalind Russell

Rosalind shared about the changes in the HIV/AIDS community and its impact on the entire City of Laguna Beach. The changes and the differences from from the past to the present were reflected in Rosalind’s experiences.

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Sandra Halvorson and Natasha Herring

Natasha Herring (47) interviews her conversation partner Sandra "Sandy" Halvorson [no age given] about her experience getting into contact with her biological parents and how being adopted has impacted her sense of identity.