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Young, Gay, Afraid? You are Not Alone - Meet the Wildes
Falling in love with my best friend – my female best friend – rocked my adolescent world. I think it might also have saved my life, because I was such an unhappy child before that time, but it set me on a path that I had never anticipated and would never have chosen for myself. It set me apart from the friends I had at the time, friends who already viewed me as a bit of a wild card, whom my teachers had warned against me lest I damage their own reputations. It made me different – more different, I should say. Them, with their happy innocence and celebrity crushes on Robbie Williams and Eminem. Me, barely present at the best of times, suddenly giddily head-over-heels with a girl they didn’t know, didn’t want to know, and with even less of a reason to go to school. Being different from…