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Paul V. Vitagliano

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Boston, The United States



Kiss, Bob Mackie, Harvey Milk, John Waters, Jane's Addiction

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July 2012


Paul Vitagliano (aka DJ Paul V.) is an institution in the Los Angeles and Silver Lake club scene, and whose eclectic club and radio DJ career has thrived since 1981, first in his hometown of Boston and in Los Angeles since 1988.

In January 2011, Paul was inspired to create the "Born This Way Blog" - a photo/essay project for gay adults of all genders to submit their childhood pictures and stories and share their memories of growing up LGBTQ -

Paul's simple but powerful idea of letting the gay community tell their unique stories touched people everywhere from the US to South America and all over Europe. has achieved more than 5 million views since its debut and was featured on CNN, ABC News, S

Eric, age 11Toronto, Ontario Canada (1962)
I'm on the left with my older brother and younger sister. I was born on a farm in a family of seven, and we moved to the city at age 5. Before moving, I was...

Nurture allows what nature endows.

I was born gay, and this is my childhood photo and story...

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Average rating: 3.69 · 262 ratings · 78 reviews · 1 distinct work · Similar authors
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"What a funny and sweet book of stories. I can't imagine how encouraging this could be to someone having a hard time coming out or how affirming to someone that has, but needs some lifting up. The pictures are so cute too."
Born This Way by Paul V. Vitagliano
"Sweet little book with small accounts of people being gay and when they knew. I myself am straight but i thoroughly enjoyed this book <3 "
Born This Way by Paul V. Vitagliano

Born This Way shares one hundred stories of people growing up gay from the 1940’s to the present day. Each of the contributors have shared a photo of them as a child and then wrote about their experiences.

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" My name: Paul Vitagliano
My book: "Born This Way: Real Stories Of Growing Up Gay"
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