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David Sedaris ignites a firestorm by saying he dislikes the term “queer” and is now “straight”

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CBS Sunday Morning yesterday, he set out his reasons, explaining why he doesn’t feel the need to rebrand himself yet again and questioning some of the people adopting the term “queer” for themselves.“I never liked the term ‘coming out.’ Still, I did it.

This was back in the 1970s. Now I’m having to do it all over again,” he began. “I’m 65 years old. I’ve been with the same guy for 31 years, and on this day I am announcing to the world that I am straight.”“I haven’t met anyone else, haven’t fallen in love with a woman.

I’ve simply done fighting the term ‘queer.’ What bothers me is not that it used to be a slur. I just don’t see why I have to be rebranded for the fourth time in my life.”He continued, “I started as a homosexual, became gay, then LGBT, and now queer.

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