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Category Archive: Life

Jul 24 2014

Review: the Slymepit’s new photoshop of me is stylish, but fails to convince

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The personal weaknesses the pitters think discredit me are being thin, being queer, wearing bright clothes, having had red hair and the shape of my nose. What can I say? I’ve been exposed.

Jul 16 2014

25 comments from this blogger’s school reports

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I recently dug out thirteen years’ worth of school reports. There are some gems in there, many of which make me think my teachers knew me better than I realised.

Jun 17 2014

Grandmother, you’re a bully – and I’m disowning you.

One 23-year-old’s last letter to a relative who won’t leave him alone.

Jun 14 2014

Supporting this blog: an update on my living costs

Since I’ve heard prospective donors like evidence-based decisionmaking, I’m updating you.

Jun 11 2014

Chapter 6: The Age of Consent

What Jonathan did was just one gory detail in a much bigger picture.

Jun 10 2014

Chapter 5: Friends with Benefits

In some ways, I’ve lived past this. In others, I haven’t.

Jun 08 2014

Chapter 4: Dress-up

How could any of us defend being queer at a school where you were walloped for defending heels higher than an inch?

Jun 07 2014

Chapter 3: The Gag Reflex

Chapter 2: Other Boys. Around the start of junior school, teachers expressed concern about my hearing. It turned out after testing, sessions with a specialist and an hour of electrodes being stuck to my scalp that nothing was wrong with my ears; what I had, and the reason I often asked people to repeat themselves, was a form …

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Jun 06 2014

Chapter 2: Other Boys

Once ‘gay’ meant anything, it meant people unlike me or anyone I knew.

Jun 04 2014

Foreword: A memoir in a month, and a coming out story you’ve never heard before

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If you want the wholesome version of this, there isn’t one. This isn’t a coming out story like on TV, and it won’t make allies feel pleased with themselves.

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