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Redeeming Gore

(37) Comments | Posted August 2, 2012 | 4:18 PM

I grew up on Gore Vidal. As a teenager in Virginia, I knew him first as a TV personality, then as an essayist and finally as a novelist. There was nobody else like him. On television he was unflappable. On the page he was startlingly funny, especially in his essays....

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How Books Made Me Gay

(68) Comments | Posted February 6, 2012 | 5:42 AM

I came of age in the 1960s and 1970s. I was a slow learner as a gay man and I used books to show me the way. You might say that I read my way out of the closet.
Growing up outside Norfolk, Virginia, I was a shy,...

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