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Monday, February 15, 2010

Psychology Of The Closet

Sadly, far too many gay men and lesbians do not consider their sexual orientation to be a crucial part of who they are. This is probably due our ability to pass for straight. Closeted people compartmentalize and minimize their gayness. Unfortunately, that leaves it up to a small minority of our community (do we rerally have a community?) to do the heavy lifting required in the fight for equality. This doesn't mean that those of us who are activists should not take the fight to those who oppose us, or stop trying to convince apathetic gays and lesbians to join us. It just means that we have our work cut out for us with an additional challenge that the Afrifcan-American community did not have to deal with in their struggle for equality.

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