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Identity / Life

Reflections on a Queer Childhood: Problem Solving From the Closet

For me to fit in, or even pretend to fit in, I simply could not be out. So I did what any “normal, red-blooded American male” does.

First row. Fourth from the left. Happy and clueless.
Identity / Life

Reflections on a Queer Childhood: Make Your Own Kind of Music

I must have been just on the cusp of discovering that in order to fit in I would have to pretend to be someone else.

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Identity / Life

Reflections on a Queer Childhood: Fantasy Football

For me the whole endeavor was like being waterboarded. I knew it wasn’t going to kill me, but my brain told me it might.

Reflections on a Queer Childhood: Growing Up in the Shadow of AIDS
Grief & loss / Identity / Life

Reflections on a Queer Childhood: Growing Up in the Shadow of AIDS

I, like so many gay men of my generation, discovered who we are, and how our country feels about who we are, while growing up in the shadow of AIDS.

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Culture / Entertainment

Reflections on a Queer Childhood: The Dukes of Hazzard

Why would he just watch Daisy? Until that moment, I hadn’t thought much about her. I mean, she seemed sweet and all, but was I missing something? Was she a better actress than I had previously realized?

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Identity / Life

Coming Out: Still Scary After All These Years

My hope is that Rabbi Steinlauf’s brave revelation will not only inspire youth to have hope, but will move parents to fully embrace their children and to recognize that an honest path is a righteous one, and ultimately the only one worth living, even if it isn’t the one they had planned for them.