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Being “Ugly Ducklings” is a Wonderful Thing

Being “Ugly Ducklings” is a Wonderful Thing

Oct 3, 2012

Yesterday, I was talking to a friend about the experience of growing up gay in a straight world. “It’s like the story of the Ugly Duckling,” I said, the analogy suddenly springing to mind. “You know you’re different, but you don’t know why, and you feel like a failure because you can’t seem to measure up to all the ducks around you; the things that come easily...