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Coming Out of the Closet in a Speedo

How a simple swimsuit helped me embrace my sexuality

Kauai, Hawaii. Photos: John Garry

“Well, that’s one way to get a suntan!”

This is what a woman sniggered just after passing me on the hiking trail to Secret Falls in Kauai. I was wearing a bright blue Speedo. No embellishments, no fancy designs, no eggplant emoji plastered over my dick or banana hammock pushing my pecker…

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John Garry

John Garry

Writer, teacher, and performer based in NYC.