By Janis Ian
The Dads (surely you remember them from previous articles) are worried that their son, Jason, will grow up with no sense of tradition. It's difficult enough parenting as a gay couple, striking new ground with every step; the child needs some sense of continuity. Not wishing to inflict their own religious stereotypes on him and being more inclined to paganism (or priapism) than to regular churchgoing, they've decided to teach him the religions of the world. Christianity seems a good place to start, since many of Dad 1's forebears were Catholic priests. "Besides," they reason, "if we start early, he'll have more time to get over it later on."
By Jeff Walsh
When Elizabeth Katz was 14, she had an experience that forever changed her life. "I had an experience I don't think very many people have," she says, now 18 and a first-year student at Vassar College.
"It was some sort of voice in the back of my head," she says. "I was sitting on my bed, alone in my room and the little voice said: 'Hey, know what? You're gay.' And it was just boom, everything made sense.
By Jeff Walsh
Before I was born, Janis Ian was making beautiful music. And with her spare, acoustic recent album "Revenge," the tradition continues. Going into the interview, I was more familiar with her humorous and poignant columns in The Advocate. For some reason, although I had picked her CDs up in stores, I never bought them.
OMG...that's all I have to say. J'nR.
so i have the WORST seat in freshman English class. i adore the class, i adore the teacher (he has a "straight but not narrow" sticker on his wall, extra bonus points for him), but the people i sit next to cancel all of that out.
"hey faggot, are you gay?"
"no, faggot, are YOU?"
"nope, just checkin'."
As I slowly begin the task of "coming out" to my friends, I have come to realize my situation of being one of the single people who have, not once, had a significant other in their entire lives.... let alone been kissed...
ok, i should add something to my last post. it does mean something, just not in a relationship way. no commitment or attachments. but she does care for me as a friend
Grarl! I hate being in the closet. I hope that my High School will have a Gay Straight Alliance. If not I am gonna have to start one. I hope there are other queer people there also, because who would join if there wasnt.............. ugh....