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Living in the Closet

The Closet and Bradley Manning

Dana Beyer | Posted 10.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

The recent publication of some of Bradley Manning's personal emails and photos about his gender dysphoria, including admissions from his psychiatrist during the sentencing phase of his trial for espionage, once again raise the issue of the "closet" and the pathology created within it.

Coming Out of the Closet, One Letter at a Time

Amy Hollingsworth | Posted 07.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Amy Hollingsworth

The letters, and the confessions, continued for 10 years past high school. Between our two worlds there was joy and pain, a heartbreak and a marriage, thoughts of suicide, the birth of a child -- all confided on paper, all put down in black and white. Then John died unexpectedly.

An Open Letter To My Heterosexual Brethren About Last Week's National Coming Out Day

Rob Watson | Posted 12.16.2012 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

Reflect on your relationship, your most tender romance. Think of the moment when you realized that you were in love with someone and that person loved you back. Now ponder what it would feel like to be asked to make all that a deathly secret, hide it away and cloak it in shame.