Shorts & Middys
Patricia Ann Conte
During a school production of “The Wizard of Oz”, MARGE  (12) realizes the moment she is gay.

*Glinda©- (Short: Coming of Age – LGBT)


Marge is a 6th grader in a Catholic middle school. Today there is a special assembly whereby the student body gets to watch their classmates perform in the school’s production of “The Wizard of Oz”.  The students take their seats. The boys sit on the left and the girls are on the right. After the pledge, a prayer and the identification of fire exits, the musical begins. Glinda appears on stage, and Marge has her first (age appropriate) lesbian fantasy.  Marge then observes the boys on the left are ‘drooling’ along with her. The girls on the right look on and gossip jealously. Margaret embraces her new identity as a lesbian.


Photo by Emily Goodhart on Unsplash

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