“What would Nicolosi say?” we’d ask. It became a regular refrain, an acknowledgment that we were misbehaving. Part of the bond we developed was in our shared rebellion against our therapist. For me, it had less to do with opposing ex-gay therapy than with the giddy thrill of defying authority. Ryan was convinced that change was impossible—“Nicolosi’s a quack,” he once said. Despite my transgressions, I still believed in Nicolosi’s theory. But my relationship with Ryan evinced a larger problem: While I was uncovering how my relationship with my parents continued to shape my inner life, I was still attracted to men. I chatted with older guys on the Internet and on a few occasions met them.
Most magazines and competitions ask you not to undertake simultaneous submissions and the vast majority want first publication rights. You’d have to look at the submission criteria for each market you intend to submit to. It’s best not to do anything that will get you blacklisted with a publisher. Personally, I do sometimes undertake simultaneous submissions (if turnaround times are slow or the financial payment is low/non-existent), but not when I’m dealing reputable or prestigious publishers, I respect their submission criteria and adhere to them.
What a shame; that is why those who are causing the disruptions on campus are able to do the destruction they are inflicting. As an adult you need to learn to take control of your right to express yourself freely, to stand by your convictions, or to allow fascism to take hold. These “mobs” are denying others from the education they have paid dearly for by causing fear among the faculty and the rest of the student body. the colleges should be a place of free thought unhindered by the complaints of those seeking to limit the rights of others. T
he manner in which they have chosen express their unhappiness is not acceptable behavior in a civilized society.