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lamenting to the moon

Posted on November 12, 2016 at 7:39 pm

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siglinde99
siglinde99 at 2016-11-13 16:36 (UTC) (Link)
I read an interesting article by a a guy who was originally from the rural mid-west, and he said he never met a gay person (at least that he was aware of) until he went away to college. His roommate was gay. I suspect the anti-gay rhetoric in some areas is so strong that those who are stay firmly in the closet until they have escaped to another part of the country. The author of the article was arguing for reaching outside of our bubbles to the "other" and put a human face on it. I think it works to a certain extent. I am told that one of my great-uncles was pretty vociferously anti-gay until one of his grandsons came out. He didn't like gays when they were abstract but he loves Devin to bits, so suddenly he had a major attitude shift.
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