I have found, since writing this book, an unexpected comfort in being around evangelical christians and their language. My old language.
Growing up in North Carolina, Andrew said he thought seeking treatment was the answer.
But Bob Dixon says his years of "teenage confusion" are behind him.
Whether we wind up with President Clinton, Cruz, Rubio or Kardashian, whoever wins in 2016 will likely appoint justices to a court that already has a precarious ideological divide. There's no way to know, for sure, what cases they'll face in a few years, but there are already some major issues that appear likely to come before the court in some form.
Watching Kimmy Schmidt navigate her new world, I recognize that after breaking out of my bunker-like closet, I did not simply come out gay. No, day by day I come out more and more as myself.
This won't be the last we see of that anti-gay backlash to marriage equality. Cases are continuing to move ahead in multiple states. Just in the last week, lawsuits have advanced in Puerto Rico, Nebraska, Kansas, and Louisiana.
If you want to learn about the identity struggles of those who question their sexual orientation, and the role that religion plays in efforts to "deprogram" them, do some research. Read a book. Watch a documentary. And let campy TLC programs do what they do best: entertain.