Southword: Coming Home — And Out — In Arkansas
Going home can stir up mixed emotions: There’s the joy of catching up, nostalgia, old flames — grudges. Even if you haven’t really considered it “home” for a decade (you probably left for a good reason) — there’s something that keeps you coming back.
For Chad Griffin, it’s his mom. But he also has a cause. He’s is the new president of the Human Rights Campaign, a powerful gay rights group in Washington, D.C. He came out as gay in Arkansas many years ago, and now his work is to make life easier for gay youth there.
NPR teamed up with Oxford American magazine to bring you this slice of life in the south — the latest in our ongoing series, Southword.
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