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Dear Me: celebrity letters to their younger selves

 In an interesting take on “It Gets Better”, the Guardian as a great interactive piece on the book Dear Me: More Letters to My Sixteen Year Old Self by Joseph Galliano.

Celebrities, gay and straight, give sound advice to their 16 year old selves. Most of which amounts to buy shares in Google, don’t do drugs, and don’t be so angry; However Alan Cumming’s letter is quite touching and well worth a read.

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Lesbian Syrian blogger – one big hoax

The internet is a buzz with the fact that the Gay Girl in Damascus blog is just a hoax. If you haven’t heard, it was written by a man named Tom McMaster who lives in the United States and created for the purpose of trying to get his comments about issues noticed. Here’s a piece of the apology letter:

I didn’t mean to harm anyone who is upset. I didn’t mean to hurt the causes which I myself believe in. I didn’t mean to malign anyone. My intentions were good; I got carried away. I owe apologies to those I hurt and will do all in my power to make things right. I only wanted to set forth real information through the use of artfully crafted fiction. I was too successful and I was too caught up in what I was doing. I ignored the consequences of my action.

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