Mitchell Anderson's Second Run
BY Jim Farmer
February 08 2008 1:00 AM ET
“We are a
very sexual culture—gay and straight—and
[playwright] Steve Yockey addresses this in a very
interesting way,” Anderson says of the role.
“There are many repercussions of taking sex outside a
relationship. I have seen it destroy couples of long
standing, and I have seen it keep couples together. I
am not here to judge these characters; I think the
play and its outcome speaks for itself. It really gets
people talking about their own morality.”
Back in 1996
Anderson made a statement by coming out at a Gay and Lesbian
Alliance Against Defamation media event. Looking back, he
has no regrets about his decision to be public with
his sexual orientation.
coming out was a natural progression of the political work I
was doing,” Anderson says. “I feel like
my life changed that day. Pride is a sin, but of all
the things I have done in my life, coming out and being
able to speak for justice, equality, and acceptance is the
thing for which I am most proud. I spent several years
traveling the country, telling my story. Back then, it
was a new story. I was happy and free for the first
time in my adult life.”
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