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Character Inspiration: Gaius, God of Peace

An African American male attending an all boy Catholic school in the heart of Philadelphia, Gaius had to learn to defend himself from an early age. Although pronounced GUY-us, the rest of his classmates saw fit to bully him, and his love of ballet, by taunting him with the name GAY-us. Over the years, his father adopted the taunt, often screaming it during his many attempts to “beat the gay” out of his son. Gaius would go to ballet class […]

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