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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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Speaking for the Sport

When basketball player Jason Collins came out as gay this past May, I really thought this was going to be a game-changing year for queer athletes. My hope was strengthened when Robbie Rogers, who had quit soccer when he came … Continue reading

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“Right now I’m dating a guy, and I couldn’t be happier. Is it a big deal? I don’t think so.”

Today’s big news in LGBT world, at least in my corner of the Internet, is that the British diver and Olympian Tom Daley has come out as bisexual in a YouTube video to his fans. This is obviously good news. … Continue reading

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As Gay as Ever

Every August 7, I re-post my coming out story. Only this year, I’m doing it belatedly on August 8, not because I forgot, or because I no longer consider it to be an important day in my life; I simply … Continue reading

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Another Gay Day

There are few things in my life that has made me really proud of myself, but coming out is one of them. Therefore, the annual August 7 repost of my coming out story from 2008, Two Years Ago Today Since I … Continue reading

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Two’s A Trend

What a week it has been for casual coming-out stories. Tuesday CNN news anchor and daytime talkshow Anderson Cooper came out, and then a couple of days later R&B singer and songwriter Frank Ocean of Odd Couple set the Twitterverse … Continue reading

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I Think I Came Out Early Online

To some degree, there’s always been a certain internal inconsistency to the ramblings on this blog. On the one hand I have occasionally insisted that I would hate to live up to gay stereotypes, and even that I don’t want … 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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How Savage Garden Helped Me Come Out

I just loved this  New Year’s resolution, attributed to New York magazine’s film critic David Edelstein via Slate’s Dana Stevens: “To have no shame: no guilty pleasures, only pleasures; no wish for do-overs, only excitement [for] the next opportunity”. It’s … Continue reading

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After Three Years Of Gayness, A Re-Post

With some minor tweaks, and in honor of my now three-year gayniversary; a re-post of my 2008 coming-out piece Two Years Ago Today Since I Came Out. *** August 7 is the one day of the year when I allow … Continue reading

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