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03/16/2012

Rachel Maddow's journalistic regret: Entering Stanford newsroom before exiting closet

by Jeremy Hooper

An interesting take on coming out in the press, from a press person who's so proudly out:

I was a college freshman, and I had just figured out that I was gay. I was heady with the self-importance of a 17-year-old who knows everything and is smarter than everybody—a trait that is great at the moment and really hard to live with in retrospect. I decided I was going to come out of the closet in a very confrontational way. I went to Stanford University, and there was nobody else “out” in my freshman class of more than 1,000 people—which I thought was kind of crazy. So…
KEEP READING: Rachel Maddow on Being Outed by Her College Newspaper [Daily Beast/ Newsweek]

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