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Queer Anthem of the Week: 13 November 2011

Starting this week, I’ll be posting a Queer Anthem of the Week. This week, we’ll keep it tame and well known. My goal is to, eventually, move onto songs that might be as well known as queer anthems and perhaps require a little bit more imagination. Anyway, here’s this week’s anthem:

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Gay (and possibly transgender) in the Orthodox Community: Part II of an Ongoing Series

I apologize for not having been more active lately — finals and all. So I hope to be able to continue blogging more often than before because school is out.

Since we last left our intrepid hero, the writer of The Teen’s Blog, he had just come out to his parents and was still pondering his great gender crisis. Since then, I’ve been slowly coming out to some more friends. I came out to some friends from middle school and another friend from (the high) school that I’m currently at. I’m currently trying to find a way to come out to another old friend from my middle school days as I’m writing this blog entry. You’d think that coming out would get slightly easier as I do it more and more, but those feelings of nervousness and even a tinge of excitement are still there. Even though I’m out to more people than I’d ever imagined I’d be out to while in high school, or even ever, for that matter, it doesn’t seem to get any easier. Continue reading

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Gender Designations and Identities

In an effort to try and solve my gender identity crisis, I’ve been doing a little research on different gender categorizations for those who feel that they do not fall into the standard gender binary of male or female. So here are my results: Continue reading

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Coming Out to My Parents and All That Entails

I apologize for posting this so late; it’s just that this weekend has been very busy for me. But anyway, here goes!

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Doesn't it feel great?


Er, correction: I came out to my mom, who then in turn told my dad. But either way my parents know now that I’m gay. And possibly transgender. But whatever.

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A Rather Worthy Metaphor: The Boogiemonster

When I came out to my friend, she, being a both caring friend who needed some explanation and a writer who takes would stop at nothing to get a good story, asked what it felt like to be in the closet, gay, possibly transgender (the committee is still out on that one, so stay tuned), and not be able to tell anyone.

At first, I answered that it was lonely, like there was no one else around me to talk to, and that it was dark and scary in the closet — I joked that whenever I tried to move, all of the clothes hanging inside the closet with me made nosies that were freaky and caused me to never move. Continue reading

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Gay (and possibly transgender) in the Orthodox Community: Part I of an an ongoing series

I created The Teen’s Blog only a few days after coming out to one of my closest friends, but no one else. So, to backtrack a little: I first discovered that I was gay (or something like that), when I was around 12 years old, in the typical pre-teenager style (I don’t think that needs any further explanation). At first, I denied it. I wasn’t feeling well that day, I told myself (which was true — I was home sick on the fateful day), I was horny, and I had no idea what I wanted as a 12-year-old.

And so, for almost four years, I rejected  the fact that I was gay, and I didn’t even think about the fact that I might be transgender. Throughout middle school, I went out with girls in an effort to convince myself that I was, indeed, straight, and that my being turned on by watching to gays going at it was a mere fluke — I wasn’t gay, just horny, sick, and confused.  Continue reading

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Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: Closer to the End Than We Thought?

I’ve been following the slow process to the repealing of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy closely on my other blogs, which are now retired. This is a continuation of the aforementioned coverage.

Last Tueday, the conservative gay political group, the Log Cabin Republicans, asked the Obama administration to immediately repeal the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy even though the Pentagon can reach a final verdict on how to implement the repealing of the law, originally passed in 1993 under the Clinton Administration.

Under the terms of the (hopefully) soon to be repealed law, gays and lesbians were told to keep their sexual orientation to themselves, in an effort to make everyone feel comfortable. Repealing this law would, finally, allow gays (like myself) and lesbians to serve openly in the army.

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