• Closet Contents

    When you hear the phrase +ACI-coming out of the closet+ACI you probably do not immediately think of the significance of the word +ACI-closet.+ACI We all know what a … Read More...

    Closet Contents
  • What Is Your Closet?

    Our writing topic this month is 'the closet.' The past few weeks, in the back of my mind, I've been pondering what the closet means to me, how having … Read More...

    What Is Your Closet?
  • In Or Out of The Closet

    My dad came out of the closet in the early '70's. He was just over 30 years old. It was a gradual process and not one in which he just flung open the … Read More...

    In Or Out of The Closet
  • What’s In Your Closet?

    Did Jan's dad just come out of the closet? I froze. A couple of my guy friends laughed as my dad emerged from one of the bedrooms. I grew up in a … Read More...

    What’s In Your Closet?
  • Voicing My Stories

    I started writing my family stories with intension around 2010. The contents were grounded in what I kept secret for most of my life: my dad was gay. … Read More...

    Voicing My Stories
  • Why I Write Now

    When I was 12 years old, my schoolteacher suggested I enter a writing competition. It was sponsored by the local branch of the American Legion. The … Read More...

    Why I Write Now
  • My Right to Write

    I write for freedoms sake. I write to fully embrace my freedom of expression to freely express the anguish of the closet and the trauma of homophobia, … Read More...

    My Right to Write
  • I Write Because It’s What I Know

    I wrote my first story shortly after I learned how to write. By second grade, I was expressing my fears, my happiness and many of my experiences in … Read More...

    I Write Because It’s What I Know