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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.
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.