Gay Youth – New Day Films – LGBTQ – Children, Youth and Families

Gay Youth – New Day Films – LGBTQ – Children, Youth and Families


I had this very close
friend in high school, and we spent so
much time together. And we’d go on and on about
how good of friends we were, and I started to realize that I
was attracted to him physically. The first time I really, I
think, drank and got drunk was when I was a
sophomore. I drank with a girl I had a crush on,
but she didn’t know it. And it just…I started
really getting into drinking after that. [pensive music] -Bobby…oh…went to the… Everett Street overpass
in Portland, Oregon. My niece, Debbie, called
here that Saturday morning. And he had jumped into the path
of this 18-wheeled truck. -Dear Diary or Journal
or whatever you are. I’m so glad I’ve
got you to talk to. I feel like I should try to
get over this, that it’s just an emotional problem that needs
to be worked out of my system. Why did you do this to me, God? -Being a pretty well-read
child and stuff like that and stumbling across the
word “homosexuality” in my encyclopedias,
I knew OK, there’s… there are people like myself.
I’m not the only one. -When I think of Gina, I
don’t think of Gina the dyke. I don’t think of
Gina, the lesbian. I mean I think of
Gina, my friend. [hairdryer blows] You know, just like all the
other stuff I love about Gina. -I like that one much better. -But I mean not only is
Gina telling her friends and her family and people
she can feel safe with, she’s telling a lot of people
who she doesn’t even know, who she’s not sure
she can feel safe with. -It’s so much easier
just to be natural. But it’s a big step to take. -Being gay is not
the end all-be all. There’s still a life afterwards. It’s just like being Black. It’s just another part of you.

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