Following My Path - Ohio Book Author: Bernard Martin
"It's my story of discovering who I was sexually," Martin says. "It is also the story of how I dealt with my mother's condemnation that I would go to hell if I did not become heterosexual. It is a story that absolutely clarifies that being gay is not a choice, but that a gay person is also one of God's creations."
The books are each autographed by the author with a personalized message.
Bernard Martin is a retired educator of 30 years. He received his master's degree from the Ohio State University and was a Title I reading coordinator for a large Ohio school system. He has strong spiritual beliefs and is a restorer of historic homes, three of which are on the National Register. He is the first white, single male to legally adopt an African-American son in the state of Ohio, the grandfather of two grandchildren, and a six-year cancer survivor. After 12 surgeries, this cancer has left him with half a face and one eye.