Author Archives: thepersiancloset

About thepersiancloset

Hey there! I'm a gay Iranian-American raised in the US, studying Dentistry and hoping to open up my own practice some day. Being brought up in a Persian household proved (and proves!) to be difficult when my very liberal gay self clashes with the more conservative members of the household. Follow me on a week to week journey of growing up Gay in the Persian closet!

Can I have a Cheat Sheet?

Elementary. Middle School. High School. And even College. What do they all have in common other than teachers, students, and horrible food? Tests! It feels like almost half our life (depending on when you decide to end your school career) … Continue reading

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He’s dark haired, has a constant 5 o’clock shadow that tickles my neck when he kisses it. Although he has fair skin, his arm hair and hairy legs make him seem a bit more dark. He loves spontaneity, cracks an … Continue reading

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“Should I look for spiritual love, or material, or physical? Don’t ask yourself this question. Discrimination leads to discrimination. Love doesn’t need any name, category or definition. Love is a world itself. Either you are in, at the center. Either … Continue reading

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Maybe She’s Born With it

No, I’m not talking about Maybelline makeup. I’m talking signs, Zodiac signs. All determined by when you’re born. I will say that I don’t believe in daily horoscopes. I deliberately followed a daily horoscope for 60 days and I can … Continue reading

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FORD….Fix Or Repair Daily… And no I’m not talking about the motor company. Although in the 90’s that acronym was used for the car manufacturer, now I believe it implies more to our lives. I admit it. I’m always attracted … Continue reading

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  Peaks. They’re everywhere. Mountains have them. Waves have them. But do our lives have them? We certainly hear it applied to our lives enough. You’ve peaked. You’re at the peak of your career. The peak age of having children. … Continue reading

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Desensitize Me

For years now Hollywood has spoon fed us images of people getting shot. During the Cold War era, the antagonists were primarily Eastern Europeans and Russians with the market flooding with shots of the nicely accessorized American punching out and … Continue reading

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