“We didn’t have the word ‘gay’ back then,” Seattle JACL leader Bill Tashima explains, referring to growing up in the 1950s and 60s. Back then, he thought if anyone ever found out he was a homosexual, he would have to kill himself. Bill explains how he chose to live openly as a gay man.
Director: Barney Cheng
Producer: Marsha Aizumi, Stan Yogi
What was it like to be gay and Japanese American decades ago? — Barney Cheng