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What began with the outing wars back in the early 1990s--when I and other gay journalists began reporting on closeted public figures in a small, feisty New York weekly called OutWeek, causing an up-roar while challenging the rest of the media to normalize the discussion of homosexuality--is finally coming to fruition in the age of 100 million blogs.
The closeted English teacher may be keeping the writers she or he is teaching --often with such passion and admiration--locked in the closet.
In all three power structures, closeted gay men and lesbians serve as enforcers, and beneficiaries, of the closet.
Ian McKellan earned an Oscar(R) nomination for his portrayal of FRANKENSTEIN director James Whale, a closeted homosexual, who develops an attraction for his straight gardener (Brendan Fraser) in this fictional account of his last days.
I have always been against outing closeted gays just for the hell of it.
I don't think there is any good argument for outing a closeted politician who supports gay rights.
My guess is that most of these closeted power players are simply protecting their prestige.
Discussion of the amendment has exposed a painful personal and professional catch-22 for the closeted gay men and lesbians who live and work in and around D.