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Coming Out in High School

My Big Gay Prom

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 11.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

I asked Walter to prom a bit late. None of the straight boys in my very tiny high school had come through, so I faced the music and asked my gay friend. "I have to think this over" was his underwhelmed response.

Preparing For A Generation That Comes Out Younger

Josh A. Goodman | Posted 04.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Josh A. Goodman

The average coming-out age has declined from 20-something in the '80s to somewhere around 16 today, and there are many who come out younger -- in some cases far younger. Both the LGBTQ community and society at large need to be thinking about how to meet these kids' needs.

What I Wish I Could Say To My Younger, Still-Closeted Self

Brennan Hicks | Posted 09.12.2012 | Gay Voices
Brennan Hicks

I found myself trying to act more "straight." Really, I was just trying to make myself appear more "masculine" through my music choices and dress, avoiding anything I feared would out me. By doing this, however, I was effectively putting myself into a cramped and awkward cocoon.