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Gay actress, at conference, shares her struggle

Brookline panels seek to educate

By Tracy Jan
Globe Staff / May 1, 2005

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Heather Matarazzo hated high school. The 22-year-old actress, best known for her movie roles in ''Welcome to the Dollhouse" and ''Saved," said she has known since second grade that she was attracted to other girls. But shame forced the actress into years of silence and self-destruction. She abused drugs and alcohol. She ran away from home. (Full article: 613 words)

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