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Video of a slam poetry performance by a twenty-year-old University of North Carolina drama student is going viral, with nearly 70, views on YouTube. Darrow says the idea began eighteen months ago when he wondered, what if God were gay? He then examined Biblical passages to explore how the church should view the gay community.
My name is Dan, and because of you, I walk with my head down, ashamed to look people in the eye. My name is Dan, and because of you, I cannot be free to be who I am, and every time I have to lie. My name is Dan, and because of you, I am afraid to go out on my own.
We could promise to elope like my grandmother did if a football team won. We could be good queers? An oxymoron we never. We could become wed- locked as the suffix was once intended:.
No matter how you slice it, gay children with straight parents are born to people who are not their type. Wilson, and Frank Bidart, can become astute sociologists of the ways in which people respond to gay difference and to difference in general. Lie to yourself about this and you will forever lie about everything.
Read about the powerful and long-lasting impact poetry had on their identity. Derrick Austin on H. Then and now, I loved media written by or about women—safe havens for the femme self I was shamed into hiding.
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