…mailman — could tip a man headfirst into faggotry, and from thence, only violence would redeem him. In the late ’90s, when my brother bleached his hair to look like Eminem, my Dad threw a chair at his head: Men did not use cosmetics. I’ve always thought Dad would have regretted that if he’d known the truth — not that I was the gay one, but that Eminem was possibly the only person on Earth to say “faggot” as frequently and derisively as my father.
Jude Ellison S. Doyle
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