Born in 1956, I was born in the sign of Cancer. Raised on a farm just north of Colby, Kansas, in a moderately religious American Baptist family of eight. I have been a Jesus Freak, an illicit drug user (cocaine, crystal and pot), a heavy tobacco user and diagnosed with AIDS. All past tense now. My history also includes a record of human rights activism and even a run for city council. I have been in a long-term relationship with the same man since 1979.