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Paul Vitagliano

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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 for over 30 years, 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 4 million views since its debut and was featured on CNN, Salo

Hey, Born This Way bloggers!As it's Gay Pride month (and weekend here in Los Angeles),
I'm sharing with you my personal gay pride: an LA nightclub event I co-created in 1993 called DRAGSTRIP...

Nurture allows what nature endows.

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

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Average rating: 3.70 · 217 ratings · 69 reviews · 1 distinct work · Similar authors
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Born This Way by Paul Vitagliano
"This book is great! It's a bunch of short (one or two paragraph) stories about people discovering gayness or acting gay as a child. The pictures are hilarious and the stories that go along with them are even better. I found it in the online librar..." Read more of this review »
Born This Way by Paul Vitagliano
Born This Way by Paul Vitagliano
"A short cute book about people who've grown up to be gay. The book features a photo from the childhood of a person, some celebrities mostly just ordinary folk, and on the opposite page is a sentence, upto a few paragraphs, of reminiscing about the..." Read more of this review »
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" My name: Paul Vitagliano
My book: "Born This Way: Real Stories Of Growing Up Gay"
Genre: Non-Fiction / Biography

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1) As an author whose book is recently pirating on torrent sites.
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