Coming Out In Middle School

I don’t even know what to say about this article in the New York Times about 11 to 13 year olds deciding they’re gay other than I’m so glad we’re finding more ways of sexualizing our youth.

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.