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Tim

December 1998

Hi everyone! Wow, my second article, cool! Those of you who just stumbled on to my article, I will just say a few things about me, and you can read more in the November issue. I'm Tim, 14 gay and proud! I'm out everyone including my whole school, and except some family members. I live In Wisconsin and I'm a 9th grader (freshman) in high school!

TRUE FRIENDS

How many of you have friends that accept you because of your sexuality? I hope a lot of you! I have a lot of friends at school and they all don't care I'm gay. I have one gay friend. Friends can be deceiving at times, I'm sure all of you can agree. One minute they're doing everything with you, the next minute, they could care less that you live. Then after a few weeks, they call you and then like magic you're friends again. Has this ever happened to anyone? I have many friends, and some at times can be a pain, and annoy me enough that I would rather not be a friend with them at all! Before I go on, I'm going to share my definition of a friend!

A friend is someone you can rely on when times are rough. That friend likes you just the way you are. He or she won't judge you on how you talk or how your personality is. They could care less that you are not straight! They are always there to talk to when you need to talk. They don't get rid of just because there is someone new in there life.

I lost some friends when I came out to my whole school, but I also did gain a lot of new friends. I have a few friends who I have problems with at school. I would like to explain one of them. I call this person Tina. Tina has been my good friend for a long time. We did things together and talked all the time. She recently just got a new boyfriend and now doesn't talk to me almost at all and has no time for me. Normally, I wouldn't care because I could shrug it off, with saying that she has a new boyfriend. This is different though!

She doesn't have time to call and say hi, or have time for me to say hi. As soon as I call, she hangs up and says she has some other stuff to do with her boyfriend. This has been going on for a week now, and is making me very upset! I don't know if I should still be a friend with her, if she has no time for me. I'm not going to go into a lot of the details here. If you want the whole story email me please.

A THING I FORGOT

In my last article I forgot to mention a person, and I did notice I made a few mistakes too, but I'm not going to point them out.

Okay, my good friend, who I'll call Bob, asked me why he wasn't mentioned in my last article. Well Bob, here you go! Bob has been my good friend for a while now. He's gay and that helps when I want to talk open about stuff. I really can't talk too open with my straight friends no matter how open-minded they are. Well, I don't know what else to say about him, you'll here a lot about him here.

I would like to thank everyone, who has emailed me, I loved that. If I didn't write you back I'm sorry! I did read every single one, but I didn't have time to reply back to all of them!

If you want (I will try this time to reply) to email me here is my address: toothytim@msn.com

My homepage is being updated, so I'm not going to post the URL this time.

Bye,

Tim


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