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Dyslexic Gay Man Not Accepted By Tampa Bay Community

Jeff Jeffleston a gay man in St. Petersburg finds himself an outsider to the local gay community because of a crippling case of dyslexia. 

“Yeah, Jeff would show up at clubs and special Pride events wearing this rainbow shirt that has all the right colors but in the wrong order,” says Robert Robwell, another gay man in St. Petersburg who is very active in the community. “Some people thought he was trying to be funny and got mad about it. Then we found out he’s dyslexic but it’s still weird. And off-putting. Nobody wants him around.”

“Oh wait, were you expecting a joke about not being able to keep the initials in the LGBTQIA2S+ acronym ‘straight’. Ha ha. Yeah, no. That’s an extremely tired, tedious and overused comedic premise,” he added. 

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