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, his writing has been published in such outlets as POPSUGAR, Narratively, Longreads, Ploughshares, and The Rumpus. His memoir, High-Risk Homosexual, is forthcoming in January 2022 with Soft Skull Press. He lives in Queens, New York, where he is saving up for good lotion.
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