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Monday, August 9, 2010

The Cruelty of Closet Cases

Posted by Dan Savage on Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 10:32 AM

Lots of out gay men will tell you that—back in high school, back before they found the courage to come out themselves—they would pick on the already-out kids, the obviously-queer kids, or too-swishy-too-hide kids. It was a good way to deflect attention away from their own suspect sexualities. Because no one is gonna think you're a faggot if you're picking on faggots, right?

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