Today is the 25th anniversary of
National Coming Out Day!
(Read more here.) I am proud to be an out gay man. As part of my Coming Out series, today I am going to list some of the positives and some of the negatives I’ve faced since my decision to come out of the closet. Continue reading
Hi! You may already know a bit about me (see: every preceding post, also About Me). That’s Sean-Allen you’ve met. But there is someone else I’d like you to meet: Autumn Gold.
I don’t remember when I actually decided I wanted to do drag. It was certainly in the last year and a half, after I came out. I remember discovering RuPaul’s Drag Race and being immediately enthralled. I have since watched seasons 2-5 of RPDR, and all three seasons of RuPaul’s Drag U. Continue reading
“I can’t. I can’t do this. I just can’t even!”
These are the thoughts I have as I try to write my coming out story. I tried to explain last week why it’s difficult. But I underestimated myself. I was going to start my story last Friday, but I don’t even know what to say. It still hurts. And that’s really sad. It’s not my fault. Sometimes I have to remind myself that.
I ache. Literally. When I think about what I have to say, my body hurts inside. I want to cry. Sometimes I want to scream. And say naughty words. Like FUCK EVERYTHING!!!!! If you knew me, you’d understand how deeply I must hurt to say that. Continue reading
In the last 5 weeks, I have shared quite a bit about my childhood in an ultra-conservative Christian environment. I have mentioned that the reason I’m finally out of there is because I have come to terms with my homosexuality. Perhaps you have wondered why I have not yet shared my coming-out story.
The simple answer: It’s a long story. The hard answer: It’s a crazy mixed-up story that really needs to be made into a novel or something. I have tried several times to write the story, at least for my friends so they have an idea of what happened. Continue reading
So I took this “Social Attitude Test” online, which a couple of my friends had linked to on Facebook. Here is the link: http://slackhalla.org/~demise/test/socialattitude.php. And here are my results: Continue reading
This is the second post in a series of Discussions on Conservatism.
Part I | Part II
Recently there has been a series over at the Homeschoolers Anonymous blog, called “Voices of Sister-Moms”. I began reading the introductory post, but could not finish. My entire body was having a negative reaction. I mentioned this to some of my fellow LGBT Homeschooled friends, and they wisely suggested that I step away from the article till I could calm down. I was seriously angry, and had beginning symptoms of a minor panic/anxiety attack.
I was surprised at my reaction to the article. After all, I am a male, the eldest in my family, who, in the patriarchal/quiverfull system, is in a position of privilege. It’s true that I was expected to do a lot of housework and helped homeschool the kids (see last Friday’s post), but I went to college, got a job, and was allowed to live my own life. (And by “my own life” I mean going to work and coming back home and going to church with the family and sometimes hanging out with friends.) Continue reading