What is this, the summer of being outed or something? I dunno... first my neighbor and I have a strange facebook convo, then a kid from high school and I had a convo tonight.
A guy from high school that I always pegged as gay sent me a friend request tonight on facebook. Michael is my age, we had 10th grade English and probably a couple other classes together like Spanish I'm thinking. He was always very quiet and shy. He hung out with a different group of people, and honestly I probably didn't have more than 3-4 conversations with him in high school, and they couldn't have been anything in depth. He was probably 5'10, 130, latino, and short black spiked hair.
I knew upon seeing Michael's photo that he was gay. I looked at his profile, then decided to send him a message on facebook chat. After moving past the hey, how are you's, he becomes bold and says "do you remember Daniel, I had a crush on him in high school." I told him of course I remembered this kid, he was only the most popular kid, and I've had convos with other people wondering about his sexuality. Then Michael asked if I were gay. I said yes, and that I thought he was cute in high school. The convo went on, dammit, why didn't we both admit to each other we were gay, we could have had fun. I said we could still. He said he always had a suspicion about me. He told me I was cute again. We talked about guys we thought were gay in high school, his other crush, and stuff like that. He wants to get together next week, and I want to also. I will probably text him on Sunday about getting together. We talked about school, and both of us are headed into education, and both of us are in the classroom right now working with kids. We talked about how old we were when we came out, or admitted it, and we were both 20.
Looking back I'm sort of surprised I admitted this stuff to Michael, but hey, I'm getting better. We will see where this goes...