Ed Teeger: out of the closet late in life

LGBT activist Edward Teeger, grew up in an Orthodox family. He tells us how he came out quite late in life – after many years of living as a straight, married man, father and grandfather. Having been diagnosed with HIV himself, Ed supports young people with HIV/AIDS and is active with various Jewish UK LGBT groups; he lives with his long-term partner in London.

Edward says “I would say that when you’re in the closet […] the danger that you feel is that if people find out, the people that you love and the people that you need will reject you. That’s the reason for staying in the closet; or one of the main reasons“

Read the transcript summary here: Interview Summary Ed Teeger

Interview & edit: Eleni Tziourtzia


The full story will be available via LSE Hall Carpenter Archives & London Metropolitan Archives as from February 2014.



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