This video came to my attention through a series of links connected to the horrible displays of homophobia that took place in Belgrade, Serbia during a gay pride event.
As they guys sum up, adolescence can an incredibly tragic, sorry and diminishing time for a young gay person – it was unquestionably the worst time of my life, but it DOES get better:
It takes a lot of courage, a lot of personal strength and an enormous amount of drive to be able to pull through all the hardships a gay teen encounters in his/her daily life, but it is possible.
There are certainly no formulas and there are obviously different outcomes (some happier, others a bit harder), but the message American writer Dan Savage, his partner Terry and myself would like to send is that you are not alone.
Just hang in there the best you can. Wonderful things lie ahead of you.
I know it’s shallow and I feel like the ultimate teenager to say this but I’m fascinated by male singers in bands I admire.
In my dreams I’ve hooked up with Justin Timberlake (after he’d left N’Sync), dated Thom Yorke and was chosen by Kurt Cobain as his boyfriend. How adolescent of me.
Still, since I’m entitled to daydream for I am a Pisces, here is the list of my most recent top 5 teenage-style wannabe boyfriends from an indie rock band:
1. Oliver Sim, The xx. The voice, the looks, the words. He’d have me in a minute.
I can't give you up
2. Erlend Øye. The style, the voice, the height and the talent. Someone I’d love to share my bed and ideas with.
No better place, no other time
3. Rostam Batmanglij, from Vampire Weekend. He plays so many instruments the melody for my love is already played. Plus, he’s got that exotic look and he’s openly gay.
I can feel it coming
Isn’t it relieving when one doesn’t feel afraid of souding ridiculous?
I’m off to New York.