Forgotten Gay History: The Tragic Life and Death of Jeanne Deckers The Real Life Singing Nun

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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  1. rogerwolsey says:

    Re: ““I was never allowed to be depressed,” Deckers said in 1979. “The mother superior used to censor my songs and take out any verses I wrote when I was feeling sad.” Well this is sad. The Psalms in the Bible didn’t shy away from sadness, woe, grief, and/or lament. Neither should authentic Christianity.

  2. brianmhager says:

    I remember seeing this movie in the Theatre when it was released. Over the years I’ve been exposed to this kind of “you must not show you are suffering attitude.”

  3. Thank you for this article. I was not aware of what happened to the “singing nun”

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