Even today, with marriage equality and increasingly equal rights for gay folks, telling 15-year-olds to come out carries a huge risk of them getting tossed out on the street by parents who don’t get them. Or don’t want them, for that matter.

I’ve loved Dan Savage from afar for years (his podcast is amazing), but here, he totally makes amends for — decades — suggesting that a young kid come out to family. 

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