I was in the middle of a study lounge when I leapt from my seat and stifled a cheer under the glare of fellow college students upon seeing an email saying the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) were considering allowing gay members.
This mustn’t be true. BSA was so adamantly opposed to repealing the law last July. Seeing people successfully change what seemed like a permanent policy is invigorating.
Had this happened five years ago, I surely would have had more friends in high school. I wouldn’t have had to constantly conceal myself and break ties with people who got too close to me. As soon as I deemed someone untrustworthy, I ran away. Perhaps I would have studied more often instead of perusing social media trying to figure out the best way to remain in the closet.
What about my family? To be frank, my relationship with my…
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