In gay culture, the expression “coming out” was initially borrowed from the world of debutante balls. But in the 1960s, the phrase came to refer to being in hiding when “from the closet” was added. In recent decades, pared down

During times of national crisis, a “chaotic assemblage of understandings” often coalesces around a singular event, especially one so devastating as the massacre of 49 people at the hands of a single gunman. It is no surprise that one of deadliest

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