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Splinters of a Broken Closet: Coming Out to Dad at 18

The first and last time we ever spoke about my sexuality

Are you really seeing me? [Image courtesy of the author]

I came out the first time in an email. This was nearly seven years ago, late July 2013, and I had just lost my virginity to a guy. Which wasn’t a mistake, I wish to note — scribbling in my 16-year-old’s journal on the flight over from England to Australia, I quite specifically…

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Liam Heitmann-Ryce-LeMercier

Liam Heitmann-Ryce-LeMercier

Gay writer who will always talk to strangers // Australian, 25 // Keith Haring & classical music // https://bit.ly/liam-hrl-portfolio