Gay Men and Lesbians, Alcohol Addiction, and the 1970s

John A. Carranza // In 2018, I wrote a piece on Oliver Sipple, the gay man who foiled an assassination attempt on President Gerald Ford. In the aftermath of that attempt, Sippleā€™s life, including his sexuality, became public. In the years since he stopped the assassination his drinking had increased, which exacerbated some of the…