All the World’s ‘A-Gray’ Stage

Hazel, 19, female, United States “Are you okay with kissing?” our script writer asked. All of us nodded. I could handle a bit of kissing, right? “Good! I’ll see you all tomorrow!” Our college was doing its annual 24 hour theatre project, where a writer would spend 12 hours writing a 10 minute play and…

My Ascent Into Queerness

Kayla, female, 20, United States. I never really cared about dating when I was younger. I was literally the only person in the sixth grade at my elementary school who still thought kissing was gross. And I kept that mentality until ninth grade (though in the seventh grade I agreed to be someone’s girlfriend, but…

It’s All Gray

Olivia, female, 23, United States. When I was 14, I started dating. It was as much a surprise to me as anyone else. I liked the guy, sure, but I never expected anything to happen but flirting. He was two years older than I was, and he wanted sexuality in the worst way. When he…

How I Met My Boyfriend

Siggy, 25, United States. In my last year of college, I discovered queer student groups. It was over too soon. And then when I went to grad school, I discovered that many queer groups are not like the undergrad groups. People don’t go to these groups to learn more about social justice, or queerness. They…

Anonymous’ Story

Anonymous, female, 15, Canada. I’m a fifteen year old girl, which is a pretty typical age for a lot of people to start considering more in depth what they would like to describe themselves as as, well, a person. Personally, I’ve never been open about my sexuality. Not in a way that I’m embarrassed about…