Around the time Jim entered law school, he says he began experimenting with his homosexuality, but not in ways that were healthy. Jim says he had sexual encounters with strange men in seedy book stores, city parks, highway rest stops and even in an open alley behind a Washington D.C. synagogue.
"There was no gay bar that I could go to without being discovered. So the only place that I could discover who I was, was, sadly, in places of anonymity, places in dark shadows where I could begin to experiment sexually," Jim says. "My sex was condemned to hellish places."
"I'd never been in a gay relationship that was loving, that was tender...that was anything more than a couple hours long," he says.