When Dana Scott came out as a lesbian at the end of the 1980s, her life started to get better. She was 27 and had struggled for years pretending to be something she wasn’t.
“At some point I think I was trying to drink myself to death because I was so afraid and so unhappy,” she said.
After she came out, Dana’s mom Jeannie Scott stood by her side. But privately Jeannie took the news hard.