Season 6: Episode 5: Damien Martin

Making Gay History | LGBTQ Oral Histories from the Archive

By Eric Marcus

Season 6: Episode 5: Damien Martin

Thursday, 19 December

Damien Martin grew up in foster care and on the streets of Philadelphia, so he knew all too well about the needs of vulnerable youth. In 1979, when he and his partner, Dr. Emery Hetrick, heard about a 15-year-old gay kid thrown out of a shelter after being gang-raped, they decided to take action. Visit our episode webpage for background information, archival photos, and other resources. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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