I grew up in a small town in north Texas. I have been a cashier, dishwasher, nurses aide, waiter in a gay disco, and a research assistant for Security Magazine. I moved to Chicago with my best friend in November of 78. I fell in love in 83 and was happy for 33 years until I lost my partner. I now live at Town Hall Apartments and keep busy by helping my neighbors. I am 62 and go by him but if you holler "Mary" I'll turn and answer.