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Gay Adolescence

The Value of Facebook In Gay Lives, Then And Now

Mark Allen | Posted 07.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Mark Allen

Using Facebook, I recently found closure with someone from my problematic gay adolescence. It was the early '80s, and we were both in the ninth grade. I had a big, bewildering, gay crush on Zach. I was enthralled by him.

Growing Up Gay In The 1990s: Has That Much Changed For Today's Gay Youth?

emily m. danforth | Posted 04.29.2012 | Gay Voices
emily m. danforth

I wish Cameron Post's world felt dated to readers -- not just the movie references or the song titles, but also the culture of overt and sanctioned bigotry. But what's absurd is that there are plenty of teenage readers today who can fully relate to Cam's experiences.