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Jason Rhyley / ATL / Actual old person

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I wouldn’t necessarily mind people not knowing I’m gay, but I don’t like being thought of as straight — in the same way that I don’t mind people not knowing I’m a writer, but it would be awkward if they assumed I was an extreme skateboarder, because that’s so far removed from the reality of my life. But there is no blank slate where orientation is concerned; we are straight until proven otherwise. And if you’ve never seen how dramatically a conversation can be derailed by a casual admission of homosexuality, let me tell you, it gets awkward.
My Life as an Invisible Queer (via feministlibrarian)

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Ten years together, and eighteen hours after the first punch, I suddenly resided in another state. Thanks to my family, I experienced that fear for only one night. I’m the exception. VDAY.ORG

Ten years together, and eighteen hours after the first punch, I suddenly resided in another state. Thanks to my family, I experienced that fear for only one night. I’m the exception. VDAY.ORG

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Dascha Polanco at the Tracy Reese Fashion Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015

I know “$foo is my new aesthetic" is a well-worn trope at this point, but Dascha Polanco is my new aesthetic. I am no longer interested in seeing or speaking to persons who are not Dascha Polanco. Sorry, but y’all had your chance.

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