Hi andré! I just stumbled on your writing because Medium slid your pho piece into my feed. It’s remarkably beautiful, I think, and now I’m driving in and reading more.
Your comments about daily coming out are so spot on. As for holding hands, I just wrote about that too, about a boy in my old NYC neighborhood who dared to come out that way.
Facing the daily stress of constant coming-out decisions requires courage and takes a toll!
Anyway, besides thanking you for your lovely writing, I wanted to ask you to consider at least occasionally submitting a piece to Prism & Pen, a new Medium publication dedicated to queer storytelling.
We’re a collective of creative writers who recently expanded beyond fiction, and your stories are the kind of work we hope to feature.