Real Name: Daniel
Age: 18 and 11 months
How did you find this community?: Pretty sure I just typed in gay in the find interests bar. Which means this community isn't doing too bad for itself!
Do you have any suggestions to improve itscalledpride?: hmm... maybe I'll reserve any helpful commentary to when I get a feel for the community a little better.
Are you out?: Yes, give or take a couple of people... some of whom I intend not to tell for a while, and some of whom I have just not gotten around to telling.
If so, what happened?: I'm very lucky to come from a Liberal and accepting househould, but like most coming out stories there is some loss of friendships... nothing huge though.
If not, whats holding you back?:
Are you happy with your choice?: Yes and no. I am so happy that I can have the freedom and power to step up and anounce where I am with my life, but the more I think of it, the more offensive and defining 'coming out' is. I mean, straight kids don't have to 'come out' as straight... I don't know... sometimes I feel like our society likes to label a little too much, you know?
Movies: Garden State/Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind/Synechdoce New York.
TV Shows: Arrested Development/Merlin/Six Feet Under/Jeopardy!/30 Rock/Clone High/Curb Your Enthusiasm/Clark and Michael/Jake and Amir (I'm a TV junkie)
Books: Dubliners, To The Lighthouse, Ender's Game, Ulysses, Harry Potter, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Pnin, Speak Memory, Crime and Punishment, Gravity's Rainbow, Winter Numbers
Music: Arcade Fire, Beirut, Bell Orchestre, Andrew Bird, Blind Pilot, Bon Iver, The Books, Bright Eyes, Clues, Feist, Final Fantasy, Fleet Foxes, Great Lake Swimmers, Hockey, Islands, The Magnetic Fields, Jeff Mangum, Midlake, Neutral Milk Hotel, Joanna Newsom, of Montreal, Pilot Speed, Radiohead, Shearwater, Sin Fang Bous, Yann Tiersen, The Unicorns
Hobbies: Reading, Writing, Acting, Dancing an innapropriate amount, learning, teaching, randomly not capitlazing words after capitalizing every other word... whoops.
Are you single or attached?: attached.
How would you describe your ideal mate?: strong, clever, quick-witted, chill, tolerant and well-read.
What do you like to do when you go out?: dance, drink, explore, do things that I would never expect to do, make friends
Describe yourself in 3 words: I would need four.