The average gay person now comes out just before or after graduating high school, according to The New Gay Teenager, a book Harvard University Press published this summer. And he and his partner are good boys. In the academic year, GSAs were established at U. In there were approximately gay-straight alliances GSAs --clubs for gay and gay-friendly kids--on U. Bryan Olsen, a Point Scholar, said that after his Mormon family learned he was gay when he was 15, he was sent to a boot camp for wayward teens in Ensenada, Mexico.
But Olsen and his partner, Kyle Ogiela, are welcomed at the family table every Sunday.
The Battle Over Gay Teens
It is a leading example of how the gay movement is responding to the emergence this decade of hundreds of thousands of openly gay youths, TIME reports. One of the few national groups conceived explicitly to help gay kids is the Point Foundation. Launched inPoint gives lavish often full-ride scholarships to gay students. A trust-building exercise at the Point Foundation retreat for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered students In May, David Steward, a former president of TV Guide, and his partner Pierre Friedrichs, a caterer, hosted an uncomfortably crowded cocktail party at their Manhattan apartment. In the s, gay men recalled first desiring other males at an average age of 14; 17 for lesbians.
Point candidates must prove both academic success and commitment to gay causes. It is a leading example of how the gay movement is responding to the emergence this decade of hundreds of thousands of openly gay youths, TIME reports. The appearance of so many gay adolescents has, predictably, worried social conservatives, but it has also surprised gay activists, who for years did little to help the few teenagers who were coming out. In the s, gay men recalled first desiring other males at an average age of 14; 17 for lesbians. Both sides sense high stakes, reports TIME.