I was totally straight in high school.
Sure, I wore fairy wings during English class when I read the part of Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. After we learned figure drawing in art class, I started drawing dirty pictures in the margins of my notebooks. And, I choreographed the Mr....Read more
It was late 2011 when Marvin Henchbarger, executive director of Gay and Lesbian Youth Services, first announced a new scholarship fund for local LGBT youth.
Dr. Hank Mann, a prominent educator at Buffalo State College, who died in November of that year, bequeathed $5,000 to the organization — to be disbursed...Read more
Erasure - The Violet Flame (Mute)
Erasure is to be commended for attempting to switch things up with The Violet Flame — and there's plenty of violet, lots of flame. Actually, the term 'violet flame' supposedly refers to the transformation of negative to positive energy. Either way, there's plenty of gay...Read more
The summer before eighth grade, Jared White, of Hamburg, realized he was gay. He told his parents about it, and they were supportive. But once the school year began, the kids in his middle school were not.
“They always made fun of me,” he says. “Even before they knew I was...Read more
Recently, I attended a two-week writing workshop where I spent several hours each day in dialogue with other young people. One of my fellow participants wrote everyone in our group a letter, and in mine, he said this:
“I hypothesized that you’re gay and I was right, not that it was...Read more