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The Forbidden Apple

Nov 2, 2019

In this episode, James Schwartz opens up about growing up Amish as a gay man. James shares how trips to the library, drag queens and poetry gave him a fresh start. Now living in Hawaii, he reflects on his journey from the culture of "Shunning" to the welcoming Aloha. He tells us more about the rituals of the Amish community and breaks the myth about "rumspringa ".

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