Date of Interview: May 6, 2019
Interview Location: Ames, IA
Place of Birth: Ames, IA
Birth Year: 1947
Occupation: retired restaurateur
Interviewer: Cassidy Christiansen
Summary: Terry describes his life growing up in Ames, his initial marriage to his wife with whom he had two children (who now both identify as LGBT as well), coming out in his late 20’s and subsequent divorce. His husband of 40 plus years, Mark, occasionally adds commentary as Terry discusses adopting two children with Mark in 1990, their various enterprises, and experiences together. Terry also talks about his activism, particularly within his church, the Unitarian Universalist congregations in Ames and in Des Moines. Content Warning: mentions of suicide and death.