Gay Mountaineer of Color Making Room on Every Summit | NBC Left Field



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As a queer Latino climber, Bam Mendiola says he is constantly climbing two mountains. When Bam came out to his immigrant parents in high school, they were not ready to accept his sexuality. He left home at a young age, setting out to conquer many challenges on his own. In the last few years, Bam has become a technical climber and mountaineer, often the only one of color on a summit. He is actively repairing his relationship with his parents, while sharing the gift of nature with them.

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