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Congressman Aaron Schock and Gay

Why I Hate 'Outing' and How It Lets Aaron Schock Off the Hook

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

It was Time magazine that dreamed up the word "outing" back in 1990. Specifically, it was now-deceased William Henry III, a Pulitzer Prize-winning cultural critic, who coined the term to define what he saw as a terrible invasion of privacy against even the most vile and homophobic closeted public figures by gay activists and gay journalists, and, most pointedly, by me.