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My First Day Podcast: ‘There Was Life In San Diego’ For The Gay Community

Fernando Zweifach López Jr. is pictured in this photo taken 1999 in El Centro...

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Above: Fernando Zweifach López Jr. is pictured in this photo taken 1999 in El Centro, Calif.

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Fernando Zweifach López Jr. escaped a difficult childhood growing up in the Imperial Valley and discovered a new life a short drive—yet a whole new world—away.

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Aired: May 6, 2020 | Transcript

Growing up as a queer person in 1980s Imperial Valley, a rural desert region east of San Diego, was not easy for Fernando Zweifach López Jr.

In a new episode of KPBS Explore podcast "My First Day," host Andrew Bracken talks to López about what it was like to escape a difficult childhood growing up in the Imperial Valley and discover a new life a short drive—yet a whole new world—away.

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