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  •  And the irony is, that (4+ / 0-)
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    gizmo59, Herodotus Prime, Aunt Pat, Noddy

    the individual's acceptance of that aspect of themselves also might be coming at the same time that they have to accept themselves in more general ways. You know, that late adolescence, early adulthood time that just sucks generally for most people, because they don't really know who they are. They're still trying on costumes. So now they have to accept one more fairly difficult layer? Bad timing...

    •  For myself, (3+ / 0-)

      I was 35 when I came out, so dealing with the gay thing was completely separated from the "Who am I?" dilemma of late adolescence/early adulthood.  On the other hand, I didn't get the full answer to that question until my mid-30s.

      -5.13,-5.64; If you gave [Jerry Falwell] an enema, you could bury him in a matchbox. -- Christopher Hitchens

      by gizmo59 on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 08:10:56 PM PST

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      •  But you had a lot more resources by then, (2+ / 0-)
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        gizmo59, Aunt Pat

        probably. Yes?

        I'll get your answer tomorrow. Heading for bed now. G'night!

        •  Very much so. (2+ / 0-)
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          Aunt Pat, Melanie in IA

          I was living in Baltimore at the time.  There is an LGBT health center in Baltimore called Chase-Brexton, and under their psychological services, I was able to participate in a coming-out support group.  I knew I was not alone.  Nothing like that would have existed 15-20 years previously.  And even in those days (the '90s), there were a lot more gay visibility in the culture than there had been before.

          -5.13,-5.64; If you gave [Jerry Falwell] an enema, you could bury him in a matchbox. -- Christopher Hitchens

          by gizmo59 on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 08:22:37 PM PST

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