About Gabriel.

Gabriel Garcia Roman is a Mexican-American artist and craftsman living in New York City. He was born in Zacatecas, Mexico and immigrated to Chicago’s north side when he was two years old. During this episode, Gabriel reflects on how growing up in the 80’s and hearing homophobic comments as a kid contributed to why he stayed in the closet until he was 19. He also connects those experiences to why he used to have a rigid understanding of gender expression.