People like André Leon Talley being in the public eye scare me. They scare me by reminding me of what I could have become if I kept living in denial of myself.
I come from a strict, anti-gay upbringing as well. To the point of such hypocrisy that if I came out as gay, I was not allowed to have same sex company over. Meanwhile, my heterosexual siblings had their significant others over. Hence how my at-the-time unwed sister and her then boyfriend conceived her youngest son in that very house.
My point is the chains of that strict upbringing led to me taking extreme measures to break myself free from them. And that includes my porn past. If I can see that of myself, André Leon Talley needs to do the same. For he obviously has not outgrown those chains. They are still on him.
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