Thursday, September 20, 2018 |
Department: Great Escapes —
Topic: Gay —
Arts, Letters & a Warrior's Pen
The Double Deliverance of Robert Oscar Lopez
by Terrell Clemmons
When Robert Oscar (Bobby) Lopez was born, his parents were in the process of splitting up. While his father moved on to other wives and lovers, his mother entered into a relationship with another divorcée. His mother was a diehard radical and wholly devoted liberation-theology Catholic, and although Bobby felt perennially awkward as a Latino being raised in a lesbian home, he grew up wanting to serve God and live a holy life.
He entered Yale in 1988 and immediately set off everyone's . . .
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