Category Archives: Life

I Have To Admit It’s Getting Meta, Or: Eight Years And One Day Out Of The Closet

Even though yesterday was my eighth coming out anniversary, I didn’t repost my coming out story this year, as I have done for the past several years. The reason is simple: Instead of republishing it in English, I decided to … Continue reading

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Coming Out, Again and Again

Few things are more heartening than reading the steady stream of stories about how today’s young people find it easier to come out than it was just back when I was that age. Judging from the media and opinion polls, … Continue reading

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“Rest in Peace”

They mean well when they say «rest in peace», «He’s in a better place now», «He’s watching over us, smiling», I’m sure they do And yet this is where they lose me I thought «rest in peace» was something you … Continue reading

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“We were supposed to be heroes”

A special thanks to Bryan, who has helped shape and sharpen my views on this movie. ** Initially, the plan was to write something on Rob Reiner’s Stand By Me on the occasion of its 25th anniversary last year. It’s … Continue reading

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July 22, Six Months On

I’ve been trying to write this for months now, and wanting to do so for even longer. But today – the sixth-month-anniversary of the horrific acts of July 22, 2011 – seemed like the right time. We all have our … Continue reading

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Never Forget

I approach the end of 2011 with mixed feelings: On the one hand, I can’t wait for it to be over. It’s been a terrible year. I lost one of my best friends in the terror attacks in Oslo this … Continue reading

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The Annual Re-Post

Traditionally, August 7 has been my gayest day of the year. It’s the day I celebrate my anniversary for coming out for the first time, to my father. I will honor the tradition on this my fifth gay anniversary, but … Continue reading

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