And I wish I’d been here reading more Medium pieces so that I’d had that food for thought long ago. But you know, I think we all actually knew it. We just didn’t want to believe it would actually happen for all kinds of reasons that make me feel really sad and smug now. Back when I was a 60s kid being snarky about “straight people,” I knew I was wrong. I knew there was something we weren’t admitting to ourselves. Here’s our comeuppance. Big league.

Award-winning former features reporter for the Chicago Sun Times and Arizona Daily Star, HuffPo contributor and author.

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