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On National Coming Out Day: A Look Back at My First Time
Identity / Life

On National Coming Out Day: A Look Back at My First Time

I was petrified of the future laid out before me. All I knew was that my life would hemorrhage with secrecy and fiction, that what I wanted didn’t exist, and that a full, happy life wasn’t possible. That was what I knew. That was all I knew.

I Hate National Coming Out Day
Identity / Life

I Hate National Coming Out Day

I hate National Coming Out Day. I have hated it since I first learned about it. Once, in college, I spent the entire day hiding in bed. I hate National Coming Out Day because I hate coming out. If you know me, you probably think there’s a punchline coming. I’m […]

When Your Kid Comes Out: 5 Tips for Parents
Family

When Your Kid Comes Out: 5 Tips for Parents

Coming out is hard but Stacy shares some advice for parents that will make it a little bit easier and pave the way for stronger family relationships.

Courtesy of Equality California
Culture / Entertainment

REVIEW: ‘I Am Harvey Milk’ at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall

The seemingly universal queer experiential themes of brokenness, loss, and self-loathing are explored in Lippa’s breathtaking oratorio.

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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.

VQ Comes Out: Polly Pagenhart
Life

VQ Comes Out: Polly Pagenhart

Our last VQ Comes Out installment closes out October and LGBT History month. It’s been quite a journey, with nine different stories. We all have come out in a huge variety of ways – slowly and painfully, quick and painlessly – yet with some fascinating commonalities.   Gathering them together here […]

VQ comes out: Feeling like Judas
Life

VQ comes out: Feeling like Judas

Next up for VQ Comes Out – our series honoring National Coming Out Day and LGBT History month winds down as Clare shares her story – from Drama Club to straight prom dates to coming out as queer while married to a man. ~ The Editors [hr]  How many times have you come out? […]

It's Baby Dyke Me!
Life

VQ Comes Out: Sandra Telep

Next up for VQ Comes Out – our week-long series honoring National Coming Out Day and LGBT History month – Sandra tells us about her love of a woman in uniform and her unwillingness to let assumptions about her slide now that she has children. ~ The Editors [hr] When did you come out […]

VQ Comes Out: Casey Carey-Brown
Community / Life / Portraits

VQ Comes Out: Casey Carey-Brown

Next up for VQ Comes Out – our week-long series honoring National Coming Out Day and LGBT History month – is Casey’s story.  Her voyage out of the closet involves a Christian college and tofu curry.  And, ultimately, her wife and kid. ~ The Editors [hr]   When did you come out (or how […]

VQ Comes Out: Not so much “out” as “are”
Life

VQ Comes Out: Not so much “out” as “are”

It’s VQ Comes Out: our week-long series honoring National Coming Out Day and LGBT History month. Susan’s story involves … Women’s Studies! And a little epistemology. How do you come out when you are out? ~ The Editors [hr] When did you come out (or how many times, if it’s been a multilayered process)? […]