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Gay Teens

Accepting Gay Identity, and Gaining Strength, April 1, 2007

Kids have it easy today–and it is way cool!

He feared his parents knew the truth about him. He knew that his father had typed in a Google search starting with “g,” and several other recent “g” searches had popped up, including “gay.”

“They asked me, ‘Do you know what being gay is?’ ” he recalls. “They tried to explain there’s nothing wrong with it. I put my hands over my ears. I yelled: ‘I don’t want to hear it! I’m not, I’m not gay!’ ”

and it concludes:

“Coming out was the best thing for him,” Ms. O’Connor says. “We ask him, ‘Why didn’t you come out in fifth grade?’ ”

I’m envious.

5 comments to Gay Teens

  • I saw the article on Saturday- it was a great story and I hope that the trend continues!

  • Gee, I didn’t come out to my mother until I was 27.

    I’ve never come out to my father, but then I seem him less often than I see you. I think he knows and prefers I don’t say anything. I have not directly told him mostly because my grandmother is an intolerant, bigoted, jerk.

    I hope the world continues to improve for us.

  • I am so amazed by the kids that come out so young–and envious.

    That said, more power to them!

  • B.

    Some parents really get it right…

  • I bet religious right types had a heart attack when they read this article.

    That said, maybe we should mail it to all of them. (Well, not…)