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Growing Up Gay in the South

The Understood 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy in the South

Garrison Gibbons | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Garrison Gibbons

In many ways, the LGBTQ community in the South is complicit in this state of affairs. When I look at the LGBTQ people on my own campus, I witness the "don't tell" aspect. They do not want to be open; they do not want to hold hands in Walmart, kiss at the movies, or wear pride shirts to class.

Gay and Southern: Discuss

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 11.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

We wanted to talk about it. What follows comes from a Gchat conversation between me (raised by two moms in the Northeast) and Todd Dakotah Briscoe, who's gay and from a "red state" and kind enough to share his story.