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Michael Rohrer
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I am Michael, Hear me Rohrer
I am Michael, Hear me Rohrer

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Process Of Elimination: How Do We Stop The Persecution Of Gay Men In Chechnya?
This piece originally appeared on HuffPost Queer Voices We are born. We exist. We are not flaws in the grand design. We are perfect as we are. We will not be eliminated. Chechnya. 2017. Gay men are being starved , beaten , murdered . Unless you’ve been livi...

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Memory & Faith
Memory and Faith are tricky things. One has to believe that both are real. As time goes by each becomes less easy to trust. It was 1978. February if memory serves. I was six years old. What does a 45-year old man remember about the things that happened to h...

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The One About My Mom
January 2016 In my mind she’s 40 or thereabouts. She’s frozen in time. I can’t pinpoint why 40 is the age.  I remember her turning 30. I remember specifically that we had gotten new carpet in our house in Bardwell, Kentucky, just days prior to that mileston...

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Struggling To Transcend The Darkness
Yesterday was a dark day for me. Nothing in particular happened to cause the darkness. Unless, of course, you count the state of the country. I woke up. I made coffee. I drank the coffee. I read Vogue . I was in a pretty good mood. I even decided to be bold...

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Fear, Shame, & Discrimination: It's Enough Already
Have you ever had fear of family rejection from doing nothing other than being born? I have. Maybe you've experienced the fear of your family’s reaction when you got your girlfriend pregnant, or wrecked your car, or got a DUI, or failed a class. But that’s ...

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