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Mikel Gerle

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Mikel Gerle recently finished his memoir, Freedom Through Discipline. A probing saga chronicling Gerle’s journey through 1980s high school heartache with other Mormon boys in rural Idaho, facing the plague of AIDS and drug addiction in Los Angeles, and finally finding authenticity and release as International Mr Leather 2007. Gerle has been featured in Dan Savage’s blog Strange Love, a contributor for Instigator Magazine (a gay men’s fetish magazine published in seventeen countries), the KCRW Strangers podcast series, and a provocateur promoting gay culture in his day job at West Hollywood City Hall.

Cohort: Nonfiction

Year: 2013

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