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How To Think Like A '90s Closeted Gay Teenager

May each LGBTQ generation struggle less than the one before.

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1. At school, you waste a lot of time thinking, "I'm the gay one." You say to yourself, "If 10% of the population is gay, and there are 30 students in the class, then if I one of the gays, who are the other two?"

3. Your history or civics teachers never discuss Harvey Milk or Stonewall. There are no books about gay rights in the school library. You look up homosexual in the dictionary. There you see the word in print. You are alone.


7. At night, you learn about all things gay in AOL chat rooms. You come out to faceless strangers who console you then ask you to meet them. You promise yourself you'll never visit a chat room again. You dial up the modem the very next night.


Watch the Official Trailer to the new documentary "Matt Shepard is a friend of Mine."

Free Screening in San Francisco

A free screening of this movie, sponsored by Facing History and Ourselves, will play in San Francisco on Nov 12th. RSVP for the event here

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