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Queer Eye for the Straight Therapist

The year 1978 wasn’t a good year for me. I was 15 years old and miserable. My grades were going downhill, I was avoiding my peers, and I was a sullen zombie at home. My mother noticed these developments and took me to a therapist. He was psychoanalytically oriented (as most were, then), and he shrewdly sized me up and asked whether I liked boys or girls. I can’t say I was entirely shocked by the question. I’d already discovered that I had to fake the hormone-enhanced enthusiasm for girls that came naturally to my male friends. In fact, I found several of the boys in my class much more alluring than any girl.

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