"Do you know that queer people are allowed to have happy stories?"
June 12, 2018 11:38 AM Subscribe
I’m queer, which is why I always thought I’d be dead by now. I grew up standing just inside the open door of the closet, like a cat looking out the window at a bird and thinking she’s outside. The door was open — my queerness wasn’t a secret, that’s what I told myself. The door was open, but I was tucked between the coats, breathing shallow and hoping no one asked any questions. Sometimes people knew and sometimes people didn’t and often people forgot, forgot for years at a time, forgot even though we were coworkers, parishioners, friends, best friends, relatives, married.Between the Coats: A Sensitivity Read Changed my Life – an Essay by Sarah Gailey
Sarah Gailey previously on MetaFilter:
It’s not so very strange to me.
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