Gay teens are coming out to a differe...

Gay teens are coming out to a different world

There are 51 comments on the Anchorage Daily News story from May 18, 2014, titled Gay teens are coming out to a different world. In it, Anchorage Daily News reports that:

Lights were flashing. Lady Gaga was wailing over the sound system. And 70 or so brightly dressed teenagers were jumping around, laughing, tearing up the dance floor and waiting for the pizza to arrive.

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Since: Aug 11

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#1 May 18, 2014
Good article.

"There are now about 2.7 million school-age LGBT young people in the U.S., according to the national organization Lambda Legal, which notes that, based on recent studies, the average age for gay and lesbian young people to come out is now 16 — down from 19-23 years old, previously.(There are no numbers available for North Jersey, specifically.)

Some of these openly gay millennials came out in the spirit of activism. But most said they were simply tired of lying and hiding who they are. Either way, they're part of a trend that Michael Hellegers, a high school English teacher from Totowa, attributes, in large part, to the national shift in attitudes toward lesbians and gays, as well as the immense influence of social media — which today's teens use to share almost every aspect of their lives.

Read more here: http://www.adn.com/2014/05/18/3475219/gay-tee...
Pathetic and Lame

Pittsfield, MA

#2 May 18, 2014
WasteWater wrote:
Good article.
"There are now about 2.7 million school-age LGBT young people in the U.S., according to the national organization Lambda Legal, which notes that, based on recent studies, the average age for gay and lesbian young people to come out is now 16 — down from 19-23 years old, previously.(There are no numbers available for North Jersey, specifically.)
Some of these openly gay millennials came out in the spirit of activism. But most said they were simply tired of lying and hiding who they are. Either way, they're part of a trend that Michael Hellegers, a high school English teacher from Totowa, attributes, in large part, to the national shift in attitudes toward lesbians and gays, as well as the immense influence of social media — which today's teens use to share almost every aspect of their lives.
Read more here: http://www.adn.com/2014/05/18/3475219/gay-tee...
ROTFLMAO!
Betty74

Dublin, Ireland

#3 May 18, 2014
"There are now about 2.7 million school-age LGBT young people in the U.S., according to the national organization Lambda Legal, which notes that, based on recent studies, the average age for gay and lesbian young people to come out is now 16 — down from 19-23 years old, previously.(There are no numbers available for North Jersey, specifically.)


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16 huh? After being manipulated by a queer offering alcohol and drugs. Isn't that how you do it 'ey pedo?

How old were you when you came out? Why do you wear Depends?
Monsters

Pittsfield, MA

#4 May 18, 2014
Betty74 wrote:
"There are now about 2.7 million school-age LGBT young people in the U.S., according to the national organization Lambda Legal, which notes that, based on recent studies, the average age for gay and lesbian young people to come out is now 16 — down from 19-23 years old, previously.(There are no numbers available for North Jersey, specifically.)
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16 huh? After being manipulated by a queer offering alcohol and drugs. Isn't that how you do it 'ey pedo?
How old were you when you came out? Why do you wear Depends?
Massachusetts has plenty of diddlers. Let alone the ones that get away.
Some hold very high positions of influence and power too.
American

Chicago Heights, IL

#5 May 18, 2014
Need to put these kinds of articles on the back pages...our kids deserve better than to be brainwashed into thinking the GLBT agenda is a headline.

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#6 May 18, 2014
Juvenile posts. What are you? Eight years old? ROTFLMAO

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Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#7 May 18, 2014
Great article, I'll send it to our local PFLAG and the Church.
Evilgelicalling

Philadelphia, PA

#8 May 18, 2014
The homophobes get particularly agitated by this sort of article because it makes clear what they know: Young people are going to crush the homophobes simply by young people aging for five or ten more years.
Evilgelicalling

Philadelphia, PA

#9 May 18, 2014
WasteWater wrote:
as well as the immense influence of social media
I'm skeptical of social media in general, and regarding young people feeling safe to come out in the wetware world just because they feel safe being out in the virtual world.(I'm talking about kids in backwards or buybull areas of the country, of course.)

I can't help thinking that Lady GaGa, a commodity primarily interested in her own brand, had some one of her younger monsters come out before he was ready to handle the rampant homophobia around him. It didn't end well. I think GaGa has more than a touch of unreality to her _political_ schtick as well.
Evilgelicalling

Philadelphia, PA

#10 May 18, 2014
American wrote:
Need to put these kinds of articles on the back pages...our kids deserve better than to be brainwashed into thinking the GLBT agenda is a headline.
How telling that the people wanting to repress lgbt kids can now only forlornly wish the headlines would be suppressed.

Progress.
Jade is a Heterosexual

Pittsfield, MA

#14 May 19, 2014
Everett wrote:
Nobody is born gay. If kids are gay it's because they have been brainwashed into thinking they are.
Remember the number one goal of the Gay Agenda is:
1. Indoctrinate children into the lifestyle. Once we have the children we have the world.
It's a Yiddish thing.

:o)

“What Goes Around, Comes Around”

Since: Mar 07

Kansas City, MO.

#15 May 19, 2014
Everett wrote:
Nobody is born gay. If kids are gay it's because they have been brainwashed into thinking they are.
Remember the number one goal of the Gay Agenda is:
1. Indoctrinate children into the lifestyle. Once we have the children we have the world.
Ok Everett....TRY to be gay for a day.....of course you can't. Not that you don't want to. When did you CHOOSE to be STR8?

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Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#16 May 19, 2014
Evilgelicalling wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm skeptical of social media in general, and regarding young people feeling safe to come out in the wetware world just because they feel safe being out in the virtual world.(I'm talking about kids in backwards or buybull areas of the country, of course.)
I can't help thinking that Lady GaGa, a commodity primarily interested in her own brand, had some one of her younger monsters come out before he was ready to handle the rampant homophobia around him. It didn't end well. I think GaGa has more than a touch of unreality to her _political_ schtick as well.
A lot of people said the same of Madonna yet she is still one our biggest supporters.

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Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#18 May 19, 2014
Everett wrote:
Nobody is born christian. If kids are Christian it's because they have been brainwashed into thinking they are.
Remember the number one goal of the christian Agenda is:
1. Indoctrinate children into the lifestyle. Once we have the children we have the world.
There, fixed that for ya!
Imprtnd is a Heterosexual

Pittsfield, MA

#19 May 19, 2014
Imprtnrd wrote:
<quoted text>Ok Everett....TRY to be gay for a day.....of course you can't. Not that you don't want to. When did you CHOOSE to be STR8?
Everett was born str8. Just like the rest of civilization.

:o)

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#20 May 19, 2014
It is truly an amazing and wonderful world in which to come out, compared to when I came out in 1959. The change that has come about in those 55 years just boggles the mind. Never did I think in my wildest imaginings that we would have the acceptance that we do. Yes, I know there is yet more to be done, but I believe this is an exciting and wonderful time for the youth of today, as well as for us older folks.
Fire in Odessa

Pittsfield, MA

#21 May 19, 2014
RalphB wrote:
It is truly an amazing and wonderful world in which to come out, compared to when I came out in 1959. The change that has come about in those 55 years just boggles the mind. Never did I think in my wildest imaginings that we would have the acceptance that we do. Yes, I know there is yet more to be done, but I believe this is an exciting and wonderful time for the youth of today, as well as for us older folks.
It sure is. More wars in the world, more debt, corporate welfare, less jobs, and more taxation.
All on a DemocRAT's watch.
Gotta love it!

:o)
Fire in Odessa

Pittsfield, MA

#22 May 19, 2014
Less rights and invasion of privacy too. It's a gay thing.

:o)

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#23 May 19, 2014
Everett wrote:
Nobody is born gay. If kids are gay it's because they have been brainwashed into thinking they are.
Remember the number one goal of the Gay Agenda is:
1. Indoctrinate children into the lifestyle. Once we have the children we have the world.
Then why don't you just kill yourself?

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#24 May 19, 2014

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