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National Coming Out Day

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Today is National Coming Out Day.

Issac Katz wrote an essay that was published at stltoday, publicly coming out as gay. Issac is the son of proud homophobe Jonathan Katz, author of the 1999 essay “In Defense of Homophobia”, and who was briefly a member of Obama’s science team working on the BP oil spill in the gulf. He was removed from the team after his homophobic views brought to attention.

It is harder to stay away from homosexuals, I would imagine, when your son is one. When I told my dad I was gay, his immediate response was, "No, you're not." (My mom, by the way, was and is more supportive.) When my insistence finally overrode his denials, he echoed his online essay that I should deny who I am rather than to engage in an act so abhorrent as to love another man.

The whole essay by Issac is definitely worth the time to read.

Actor Chad Allen’s coming out story is a great read.