Knight Ridder Newspapers reports on a web site that records a social shift in the journeys of gay youths.
features hundreds of stories that counter the stereotype of gay
kids as harassed and suicidal.
There’s 17-year-old Liz, launching her Colorado town’s
first gay pride event; 15-year-old Emily, in Pipe Creek,
Texas, happily counting herself among more than a dozen
gay kids at her school; Nathan in tiny Waverly, Neb.,
talking nonchalantly about being the only out gay person
at his high school. Says Nathan about his peers’ unruffled
reaction: “Being gay was just something else about me.”
It’s good to see youths pursuing constructive and positive lives.
If there are ex-gay youths who are upbeat about their own journeys, without politicizing and denigrating the lives of others, then their stories need to be told on the Internet, as well.