Gun Pride

Say it loud: ‘I’m an academic, and I love to shoot’

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John W. Tomac for The Chronicle Review

It used to be, here in the Deep South, where I have taught for the past 20 years, that gay faculty members stayed in the closet. Rumors would fly around the department, spilling over into our small land-grant institution, but, for the most part, people’s secrets stayed that way.

While the taboo of "the love that dare not speak its name" is slowly being chipped away at in southern Georgia, another taboo is beginning to be broached—the love of