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Dan Savage: Today, Every Student Knows Which Of Their Classmates Are Fags

I think it’s gotten worse for gay teenagers. One of the advantages I enjoyed at school 30 years ago that you could fly under the radar. I was a weird kid with no interest in girls, I liked musicals and I liked to bake and I like to read and people did not automatically assume I was gay. Nowadays, there’s an awareness… that an interest in musicals, an interest in baking and a disinterest in girls if you’re a boy – case closed, you’re a fag.

—Dan Savage, arguing it’s harder for today’s closeted gays to fly under the radar in school [via]