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Hiram spoke about his life growing up in Miami in the 1950s and the lack of gay representation, until his move to Tallahassee in the late 1960s where he was able to find his community. Inspired by the Gay Liberation Fronts that formed in response to Stonewall, Hiram founded a Gay Liberation Front at FSU, the first of its kind at any college in the South. GLF fought for many years to be formally recognized by FSU, and today it is known as the Pride Student Union, the largest and most prominent LGBTQ+ college organization in Florida. After graduating from FSU, Hiram started a career working with refugees and maintains his activist spirit, encouraging young queer people to keep fighting.