Reza Salazar and I have been best friends since we were nearly teenagers in NYC. Until we weren’t.
This is an audio-essay capturing an email I wrote to Reza that he asked me to write after a particularly interesting chance encounter we had in an Upper West Side bookstore three days before Christmas, 2013.
We met to make good on a loan he had taken out with me. But of course, as all friendships rich with history, layered with secrets and connected by love do, it ended up being about something else.
It was the first time Reza and I had really had a conversation in two years. He was upset that as his best friend, I couldn’t tell him I was gay, until I told the world.
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