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The late Ari Gold’s coming out story: “I couldn’t have become a real artist until I learned to accept myself”

Just watched this video posted by the LGBTQ story archive I’m From Driftwood and wanted to share it with you.

Growing up in a conservative Jewish household, the late singer and songwriter Ari Gold was taught that boys should act like stereotypical boys and that gay acts were a sin. This profoundly affected Ari and stayed with him through college, at which point he realized that he could never truly succeed as an artist unless he were honest to himself and others.

Sadly, Gold died over the weekend from cancer at the very young age of 47.

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