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15 Years Later: Remembering the Queer Masterpiece That Helped Me Out of the Closet

Photos of Colgate University’s Campus at Autumn

On August 22, 2003, I spoke the words “I’m gay” out loud for the first time. Perhaps it seems weird to some that I remember the exact date. But it makes perfect sense to me. I actually remember every detail.

I had just returned to Colgate University for my sophomore year. I had arrived several days early before the rest of…

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