“… and I’m so glad you are enjoying the book. It was a labor of love from the first paragraph and a tiny little something I can leave behind for my gay brothers and sisters that will enable future generations to touch base with their past and maybe, in the process, shed a smile or tear for those who came before them. My friends were just too wonderful to let disappear into nothingness just because they didn’t live long enough to leave their own legacies.
Jose’ Sarria is just one of the people I wrote about. Like Bill and I, Jose’ managed to outlive most of our friends. Now in his 90’s he lives in New Mexico and is being taken care of by a faithful friend, Tony as he experiences the hospice phase of his life. Jose’ is a San Francisco treasure and a huge part of LGBT history in that city. In another post I’ll tell his story, but today I’m thinking of him, sending love and proud that he helped make “Let No Stranger Wait Outside Your Door” accurate by keeping me on track and allowing me to tell a little bit about his life and efforts on behalf of all of us.