I struggle with queer rights activists who position the closeted as opponents of gay rights. Who ignore the dangers of coming out in so many households, neighborhoods, and subcultures. Who dismiss those dangers as necessary risks.
Gay-on-gay pressure to come out is the “bootstraps” of queer discourse: “It wasn’t easy for me, but I did it anyway. Now, why can’t you?”
New post on Sally Ride, Anderson Cooper, and Teh Closeted Queerz over at MissMaryMax.