The paper "Same Closet, Different Door" was submitted and accepted by the journal Feminism and Psychology for a special issue on the topic of "Heterosexuality", with changes proposed by the journal editors.

One change was the journal policy of allowing no more than 6 endnotes / footnotes per article. Since the original article was substantially annotated, this meant significantly reducing the number of sidebar comments and incorporating a few of them into the body of the text.

Another change was the addition of a "disclaimer" at the end addressing the question of the right of a man to write feminist theory, whether men co-opt feminist theory when they do so, etc. These are valid matters to write about, but as I have said in many places at many times, if that's all I am allowed to write about, then I'm already always not doing feminist theory, and as such I do not feel that these matters have any applicability to the subject of this particular paper.

There were perhaps a dozen or so minor editorial suggestions for clearing up the wording of sentences and phrases, most of which were excellent suggestions and made my writing easier to read and less vague or colloquial, and these changes have been preserved in the version you read online here.

Then there was the change to the title. I had originally chosen the title in part because of the way that merging the identity of gay men and of sissy men into one social construct is used against both of us (i.e., "one closet") and the fact that I had been so often encouraged to "come out" without being able to explain that in order for me to do so, the identity I'd declare to the world would be different. That is what the article itself is: the process of me doing exactly that.

One of the peer reviewers for Fem & Psych felt that "Same Closet, Different Door" was insulting to gay men because it implied that there was more than one way out of the closet, that gay men could have "come out" heterosexual as I did. This was never my intention in picking my title: if a man is attracted to other men, he can't "come out" as a heterosexual sissy because for him that would be a lie and he would still be in the closet. So I changed the title for Fem & Psych.

But I like my original title better. You can't have different closets with the same door in the physical plane, making the substitute title an awkward one that loses its "cuteness".

Besides, in our world, merging two identities into one to imply that one means the other is an often-used tactic used against both identities--for instance, bolting "black" onto "welfare" so as to cause many Americans to believe that all black people are on welfare and that all people on welfare are black, thus making it easier to turn voters against both blacks and welfare recipients. In dealing with this phenomenon, some advocates have had to point out that more blacks are successful, employed, hard-working people than are on welfare, while other advocates have found it useful to point out that most welfare recipients in America are white, not black. I can imagine it possible that someone could get offended at either of these groups of advocates, protesting, "Hey, why are you emphasizing that not all blacks are on welfare? Are you trying to say it's okay to hate welfare recipients?", or "Hey, why are you emphasizing that not all welfare recipients are black? Would it be okay to hate welfare recipients if they were black but not if they are white?"

At any rate, I apologize to anyone who is personally offended for any such reasons for my decision to revert to my original title.