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What Does It Feel Like To Win? A Top LGBT Funder Tells Us

Long before David Bohnett struck gold in the dotcom boom of the 1990s, and long before he began giving away millions to LGBT and other causes, he was a rare openly gay MBA student at the University of Michigan. His activism included manning the “gay crisis hotline,” where he talked to students about how to come out.

Bohnett also volunteered to go to freshman psychology classes as a live specimen of a homosexual. He would stand before the students, looking like the perfectly normal Midwesterner that he was, and say, “I'm gay, ask me anything.”

Things have sure come a long way. In fact,

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