Feb 12, 2013 HC commented on Savage Love.
By disaster, I mean that if my straight male friends had found out that I couldn't hang out with them at their places, and found out why... that would have been very, very bad for me as a teenager. Most of them would have been fine with it, but one loose tongue and the whole school would have known-- and there were plenty of bullies at my school. I would have had to change schools. No joke!
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Feb 12, 2013 HC commented on Savage Love.
When I was growing up, I knew I was gay, but just wasn't able to handle it yet. All of my friends in high school were straight-- I didn't even know any other gay kids in my school! (Turned out there were several, but everyone was closeted). I'd hang out with my straight male friends without much supervision all the time. I can't imagine how mortified I would have been if my parents had figured out that I'm gay and told me that I couldn't hang out with my friends without supervision! Man, that would have been an utter disaster for me (and high school was rough enough as it was)