For junior high and high school, I went to an all-girls’ school, and occasionally rumors of a student being lesbian would float through the classrooms. I was included in those whisper streams, having already pushed the boundaries of our school uniform with heavy black eye shadow, rhinestone earrings and glittered oxford shoes. The words didn’t really bug me too much, since my friends were my friends and didn’t care, and I was secure in what I was doing and with whom. I was lucky.Plus both Bowie and Elton John came out as bisexual, and Queen crashed the into the Top 40 while I was in high school, huge milestones for those of us who sought not to conform; there was glitter, glam and the Los Angeles version punk rock, all of which permitted a place for outsiders feel at ease.

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