Inspirational Quote of the Week: 20 November 2011

“All art is quite useless”

–Oscar Wilde, in his preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray.

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Oscar Wilde

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Queer Anthem of the Week: 13 November 2011

Starting this week, I’ll be posting a Queer Anthem of the Week. This week, we’ll keep it tame and well known. My goal is to, eventually, move onto songs that might be as well known as queer anthems and perhaps require a little bit more imagination. Anyway, here’s this week’s anthem:

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Inspirational Quote of the Week: 13 November 2011

As part of my effort to increase the amount of content on the teen’s blog, I’m going to be starting some new clips. This one, “Inspirational Quote of the Week,” will be released every Sunday afternoon, and the “Queer Anthem of the Week” will be published very Monday morning starting tomorrow morning at 8 am. So here’s my first Inspirational Quote of the Week:

 

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I —

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.”

–Robert Frost, “The Road Not Taken

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Robert Frost as a teenager

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Living in NY Just Because That Much More Bearable

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Yes. This ^^^ is why.

As you may have surmised from the title, I don’t really like where I live. Or, rather, I like the whole suburbia-and-the-big-city-got-together-and-produced-this idea, where I live basically in a suburb but still within the city limits, so I get all the benefits of living in the Big City without actually living in the Big City. It makes for great bike rides.

But that aside, I don’t really enjoy where I live as much as other people might. Maybe it’s because I like being in the actual city, maybe it’s because I’m a hardcore┬áDemocrat, or maybe it’s because I’m gay, maybe it’s because I have no friends here and I’m a social little butterfly — I have no idea. But I don’t generally enjoy living in New York City

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Gay (and possibly transgender) in the Orthodox Community: Part II of an Ongoing Series

I apologize for not having been more active lately — finals and all. So I hope to be able to continue blogging more often than before because school is out.

Since we last left our intrepid hero, the writer of The Teen’s Blog, he had just come out to his parents and was still pondering his great gender crisis. Since then, I’ve been slowly coming out to some more friends. I came out to some friends from middle school and another friend from (the high) school that I’m currently at. I’m currently trying to find a way to come out to another old friend from my middle school days as I’m writing this blog entry. You’d think that coming out would get slightly easier as I do it more and more, but those feelings of nervousness and even a tinge of excitement are still there. Even though I’m out to more people than I’d ever imagined I’d be out to while in high school, or even ever, for that matter, it doesn’t seem to get any easier. Continue reading

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Gender Designations and Identities

In an effort to try and solve my gender identity crisis, I’ve been doing a little research on different gender categorizations for those who feel that they do not fall into the standard gender binary of male or female. So here are my results: Continue reading

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Coming Out to My Parents and All That Entails

I apologize for posting this so late; it’s just that this weekend has been very busy for me. But anyway, here goes!

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Doesn't it feel great?


Er, correction: I came out to my mom, who then in turn told my dad. But either way my parents know now that I’m gay. And possibly transgender. But whatever.

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