An Example of an Interview

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REPORTER: Hello, how are you? LAUREN: I'm wonderful. I'm excited to be a part of this. REPORTER: That's great. Thank you for contributing to our piece on 'Coming Out' we're trying to honor the presence of the LGBT population within our community. LAUREN: I think it's good to have that kind of awareness. People need to know that gays, lesbians, bisexual, and transgender people live in every neighborhood. We don't live only in big cities, you know? We're teachers, doctors, and church goers. We're also drug addicts, horrible drivers, and can make bad decisions, too, just like straight people. We're like everyone else. REPORTER: Exactly. Well, let's get started, shall we? LAUREN: Absolutely. REPORTER: When did you realize that you were a lesbian? LAUREN: I was eight years old when I first thought something was "different" about me. For some reason, in the second grade, I was in a kissing phase. Meaning, I was fascinated with kissing. Don't ask me why, I have no clue where this came from. But that year, while on the playground, I kissed a boy in my class. A few months later, I ended up kissing a girl from my class. REPORTER: Did anyone think that was usual? LAUREN: Not that I remember. You know how kids are. They're curious about all sorts of things, even kissing. I was actually at my brother's house recently and my niece said to him, "Kiss me like you kiss Mommy!" She's four, and no one thought it was weird she said that. She doesn't understand what kissing means

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