Rachel Maddow 'Angry Young Man' Comment Could Have Devastating Effect

11/17/2012 08:29 am ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016
  • Biz Hurst YourTango

It seems like a million years ago that I was an introverted, closeted lesbian, forced to spend every day in a suffocating classroom, in a rural farm community. Looking at me now, you would probably never know that I came from a primarily white, protestant, homophobic town in Southeast Michigan. Now, I confidently wear a James Dean-esque haircut and boxer briefs, but, just six years ago, I was struggling to come out in a high school where it was commonplace for prominent gay figures to be slandered.

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