Cover Photo: Five kids sit at their desks, looking at their teacher, who stands before a whiteboard.
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Becoming The Gay Teacher I Wish I'd Had

What I could offer wasn’t life changing—it was just a break, a little time to gather the strength to keep going.

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Edgar Gomez is a Florida-born writer with roots in Nicaragua and Puerto Rico. A graduate of University of California, Riverside’s MFA program, he has written for POPSUGAR, Narratively, Longreads, Catapult, Ploughshares, The Rumpus, Lamda Literary, and elsewhere online and in print. His first book, a memoir titled High-Risk Homosexual, is forthcoming in January 2022 with Soft Skull Press. He lives in Queens, New York.