TIL that Oliver Sipple was a former US Marine who intervened in the assassination attempted against U.S. President Gerald Ford. This event also led to his unwilling outing and estrangement from family.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Sipple

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  1. Damn, fuckin’ Harvey Milk and another guy outed him to the press against his wishes to show a heroic action by a gay person, and destroyed his relationship with his family. Wasn’t even allowed to attend his mother’s funeral due to his father’s homophibia. No good deed goes unpunished.

  2. *His father is said to have told Sipple’s brother to “forget [he had] a brother.” Finally, when his mother died, his father did not allow him to attend her funeral.*

    What a piece of shit. Fuck that guy!

  3. Suddenly I don’t feel as I once did about Milk. If he could use his ‘friend’ and help destroy his life- it’s an indication of how he was with others. Hmmm

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