I know that you know it’s really not your fault that you grew up assuming you — and everyone else — was sexually and romantically attracted exclusively to the opposite gender, just as is depicted in media. Tumblr isn’t the best source of information, as we’ve learned, but it was our gateway into exploring attraction and a source of support while we were just starting out. We got lucky: our high school was heteronormative (remember all the promposals?) but not outright homophobic, and most of our close friends also identified as queer. We spent lunches talking about sexuality and activism, and being the “gay cousin.”
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When in doubt, go to the library could have been the motto for my teenage years. My school and local libraries gave me a place to hang out during lunch and after school, a seemingly endless supply of new reading material, and even an extra resource for difficult homework assignments or hobbies I was teaching myself.
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When we step through the doors of the dining hall, it’s just the two of us — there are other people around, of course, but none of them matter tonight.
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Right now I’m whispering into the void, but that’s okay. Maybe the wind will carry my words along as it travels the world, and someone will hear; or perhaps they’ll stumble upon this site and decide to explore a while. Of all the book blogs on all the Internet …
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