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The Nod

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For one brief moment in Sydney, I was no longer alone

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Do you ever pass a stranger on the street and feel a particular something? Maybe it’s an odd sense of camaraderie; maybe it’s the reassurance that there’s safety in numbers. Regardless of what emotion it elicits, you see something in them that you recognize in yourself, even though you’re both different.

Being Black and gay in a world where White and straight dominate can give you a perpetual feeling of being an outsider. The frustration of disenfranchisement isn’t always on the surface. …

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