Growing Up Queer

Personal stories of our childhoods before Patrick Henry College.

Coming Out To Myself: Leslie

`Who are YOU?' said the Caterpillar. This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, `I--I hardly know, sir, just at present-- at least I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I... Continue Reading →

What Do You Do When Your Son is Gay?

After reading this power story that Susan over at FreedHearts posted, I asked her for, and received, permission to post it in full here on the QPHC blog. It speaks for itself, and sadly is not the only story of... Continue Reading →

An Interesting Take on Bisexuality

My fellow contributor, Alan Scott, brought this story by Chris OGuinn of to my attention. The clips that have been compiled in the article (it's 3 pages long) are from Make It or Break It on the ABC Family network.... Continue Reading →

Patrick Henry College Herald Tackles Homosexuality

The Patrick Henry College Herald, a student-run publication, recently published this article on out friends and family members of current students [PDF], which also features the story of a current student who describes her former relationship with a woman. It's worth... Continue Reading →

Ally Week: October 15-19, 2012

This week is GLSEN's (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) Ally Week. According to its website, "Ally Week is a week for students to identify, support and celebrate Allies against anti-LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) language, bullying and harassment... Continue Reading →

Here and Queer

You guys, I fail at writing Fabulous Friday posts on time. I'm skipping it this week, but I promise it'll be back next week. I love Out Magazine's interview with Ezra Miller, in which he identifies himself as queer. “I’m... Continue Reading →

Why Did I Believe It For So Long?

I've known for quite a long time now that I liked guys, at least a dozen years, but it wasn't until just recently that I actually comprehended it. For the longest time it didn't really mean anything to me and... Continue Reading →

Boy Scouts Continue to Exclude Out Gay Kids, Leaders

This morning, my Facebook newsfeed exploded with praise from my Patrick Henry College acquaintances for the continued Boy Scouts of America ban on out gays as members or leaders. "Homosexual conduct is inconsistent with the obligations in the Scout Oath... Continue Reading →

Prayer as a Weapon

Growing up in a fundamentalist Christian household, I heard quite a bit about how prayer was the ultimate weapon. The first line of defense. "A good offense is the best defense," my mother said, citing some wartime cliche. We were... Continue Reading →

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