46: Sissies

46: Sissies

Dec 13, 1996
Though being gay no longer has much of a stigma in some parts of the country, being a sissy still does — even among gay men. In this show we have a number of surprising and unusual stories of sissies, their families, and why people still get so upset about them.
  • This American Life producer Nancy Updike on a family where the father was one kind of sissy and the son was another kind, and how the family was destroyed despite the fact that no one wanted it to be. (23 minutes) ChildhoodDivorceFamilyFathersLiteratureParentsSexuality
    Song:
    • "I'm In Such Pain From Loving You", Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, and Emmylou Harris

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