“Bob’s Choice” Filmmakers Q&A Honoring Pride Month

Aired June 10, 2021

Documentarians John Sharify and Joseph Huerta joined Compassion & Choices Midwest Advocacy Manager Amy Sherman for a Q&A about the documentary “Bob’s Choice: Why a Seattle Man Chose Death With Dignity.” The discussion explored how Washington’s medical aid-in-dying law helped Bob Fuller, a 75-year-old gay Seattle man with cancer, end his suffering and die in accordance with his values.

A recovering alcoholic, sober for 35 years, Bob Fuller sponsored more than 100 recovering alcoholics through Alcoholics Anonymous. He was instrumental in the LGBTQ community, running the voucher program with Peer Seattle, which offers support services. Music was also a big part of Fuller’s life. Fuller was one of the founding members of the Seattle Men’s Chorus, singing with the group from 1979 to 1984.

This event was co-sponsored by Howard Brown Health, GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality, Prairie Pride Coalition, Uniting Pride of Champaign County, Rainbow Cafe LGBTQ Center – Carbondale and the Illinois Eagle.

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VICTORY: Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed the improved End-of-Life Options Act.