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By Jim Russell, Crisis Magazine, October 23, 2018

Two things converged this month that caused me to coalesce my thoughts more clearly on the cultural tragedy of “coming out” as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, etc.

Of course, the more obvious event was that this past October 11 was “National Coming Out Day,” marking the anniversary of the 1987 March on Washington for “lesbian and gay rights.”

The less obvious event—even if you’re from my hometown of St. Louis—was the recent (and St. Louis-based) “Miss Gay America” pageant, held October 3-6, in which was crowned a new winner, “Andora Te’Tee,” a man apparently quite gifted in “the art of female illusion.”

Believe me—the drag practitioners of that pageant were definitely “out of the closet.”…..Read entire article…