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Deaf gay guys running around, avoiding Bette Midler songs

Photo by Alan Light

I have a lot of gay friends, and not one is deaf. I could imagine deafness to be an advantage if you don’t like Bette Midler or Broadway show tunes, but all kidding aside, I fail to see the connection. Also, it seems much rarer nowadays for deaf people to be sent to boarding schools. Most deaf students I’ve met ...

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Listen up: Some Deafies don’t want to become cochlear ‘Hearies’

Cochlear implant

I was born deaf, and I can say that the cochlear implant idea is offensive in more ways than one. As some of the others posted, it feels as if the Hearies are trying to “make” us one of them. That, I’m afraid, is the main reason why any parent would choose to do this to their child. They want ...

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