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Josh Healey Comes Out

by Jean Ann Esselink on February 26, 2013

in Coming Out,Jean Ann Esselink,News

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I have often imagined that if I had been born gay and had to come out to my parents, it would be in church. I’d pretend to pray real hard, and then pass my mom a note saying I had just experienced a miracle; giant Jesus had spoken to me from the giant golden crucifix over the altar, and he wants me to be giantly gay. Hilarity would ensue…probably not. I think we’re talking a ten year melodrama.

But fear not, if you were looking for funny you have clicked on the perfect post. There is someone who has found real humor in the subject of coming out, guaranteed to make even the grumpiest Republican congressman crack a smile. Meet writer, poet, and performer, Josh Healey.

Josh wowed the crowd with this appearance on PBS’ Snap Judgment, where ordinary people tell their extraordinary stories. You may recall Snap Judgment  is the show where young Noah St. John mesmerized us last month, telling his roller coaster of a story about the drive he took with his two moms, called The Last Mile.

At The New Civil Rights Movement, we regularly consider the perils of coming out as gay to conservative parents. Josh Healey imagined what it would be like if, as a 15-year-old, he had to come out as straight to his “super liberal” mom and dad.  Turns out it’s hilarious.

Need a laugh? Give it a look.



Photo is from Josh Healey’s Facebook Page.

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Alex_Parrish February 26, 2013 at 11:43 am

Please tell your editors: 'alter' = to change, 'altar' = furniture in a church. Spelling counts.

Alex_Parrish February 26, 2013 at 6:08 pm

Thanks for fixing that.

paesanoale July 4, 2013 at 3:06 am

Full of cliché. I'm gay and I don't wear purple, I like Metallica, and bowling and I hate Lady Gaga…

The world is set up straight that's why you need to come out otherwise you simply don't exist. Someone try to explain that to this smuck !

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