Growing up Gay in the South: High School

Well, here we are. High school. A little better than junior high, but not by much. High school is a time when most people drift away from childhood friends and hobbies — once again, I said most people, not all — to pursue the first semblance of adulthood.

For me, that meant realizing what was around me would never be enough. And on top of that, I couldn’t even get a girlfriend. What came easy…