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National Coming Out Day

Yeah, sure, whatever. In this crowd, none of my Kinsey scale settings or lifestyle choices would excite comment. I'll celebrate today by coming out of some different closets.

I'm religious. I don't see a conflict with science. My religion is like quantum entanglement physics; it ain't George Burns in a white suit, even though I consider him a Physicist.

I find Silicon Valley, and everything it stands for, increasingly irrelevant to me. I like working with plants and animals better than working with computers. I find 'culture' to be boring. I won't willingly be without a fast net connection, but I also wouldn't willingly be without indoor plumbing. There's about the same level of glamour to both.

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Apparently there were legal gay civil unions in medieval times.

Documentation has turned up, among other things civil contracts of affrerement (brotherhood), where two men promised to share “one loaf, one jug (of wine), and one purse” and merged their property. “Like marriage contracts, the “brotherments” had to be sworn before a notary and witnesses, Tulchin explained.”

Yay!

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