Coming Out in Middle School

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THE SCHOOL ISSUE: JUNIOR HIGH

Coming Out in Middle School

By BENOIT DENIZET-LEWIS
Published: September 23, 2009

Austin, a gay 13-year-old from Oklahoma

Austin didn’t know what to wear to his first gay dance last spring. It was bad enough that the gangly 13-year-old from Sand Springs, Okla., had to go without his boyfriend at the time, a 14-year-old star athlete at another middle school, but there were also laundry issues. “I don’t have any clean clothes!” he complained to me by text message, his favored method of communication…

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