He plugged in his headphones, clicked on an X-rated video and took a deep breath. It was around 3am, in the summer of , and relentless fears of homosexuality had tormented him since the start of the year. It felt like everything I thought I knew about myself was falling apart. It didn't make any sense. He watched, expecting something significant to stir upstairs or down. But there was nothing.
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Dennis and Linda Anfuso met in art school, bonded over their interest in "The Wizard of Oz," fell in love and got married. But that's where the traditional narrative ends. Dennis, 60, identifies as gay, and Linda, 59, is an intersex woman who identifies as a lesbian. Two years into their marriage, Linda was diagnosed with a rare form of muscular dystrophy and Dennis became her caretaker. Of course they've faced many challenges over their year marriage, but, as Linda says, "Life is nothing if not an interesting adventure.
Anderson Cooper shares when he realized he was gay: 'One of the great blessings of my life'
The news this week that the largest study of its kind failed to confirm the existence of a "gay gene" is not so much a disappointment for those looking to understand the LGBTQ community, as it is an acknowledgement that science does not need to tell us what should be plainly obvious: gays, lesbians, bisexuals and pansexuals are who they are. What does he mean by "environmental"? This new research also reconfirms the long established understanding that there is no conclusive degree to which nature or nurture influence how a gay or lesbian person behaves. I was America's first transgender.
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