How Was Your High School Experience?

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    Jan 06, 2012 6:20 PM GMT
    This is a sore subject for a lot of gay guys because it brings back some painful memories but for me high school was a great experience.

    I was basically the guy who could fit into any group and was well respected by a lot of people.

    A guy on the baseball team even had a bit of a crush on me in senior year which he would show in goofy and sometimes surprising ways. There was also this guy on the swim team who I think had a crush on me....

    Senior year was a great time for me and I wish I could go back sometimes with the knowledge that I now have.

    Anyway, how was everyone else's high school experience?
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    Jan 06, 2012 6:54 PM GMT
    We get it. Your high school expeience was great... icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 06, 2012 7:41 PM GMT
    it's good that you had a guy or 2 crushing on you....i wish i'd been born later in time...then i might have had more of a chance of having a bf in high school..but i was in high school during the 80's in the rural Midwest...kinda homophobic.....but..overall...i had an okay high school era..
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    Jan 06, 2012 7:41 PM GMT
    ^^I know right, Dan? icon_mad.gif

    High school for me was OK. I was fat and fully closeted and I would be picked on at times (not only cuz I was fat) but I effectively ignored them. I made a number of friends but I don't even talk to most of them anymore. Some, at least, I keep in contact with through FB tho.
    Overall, it wasn't exciting. I'd rather forget the bad times and the embarassing moments tho. icon_confused.gif
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    Jan 06, 2012 7:46 PM GMT
    High school was great, was part of the group that could hang out with anyone. I played a varsity sport all four years and helped my team win conference championship and compete at the state level. I did extra curricular activities and never faced and hate at my school, nor did most people for that reason since we were anti-bully before i became "cool".

    Never had any gay experience though, did spend a lot of time staring at the biggest jock in our school who always wore white workout shorts and little underwear if any....during the summer those things were completely see-thuricon_razz.gif
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    Jan 06, 2012 9:39 PM GMT
    It sucked!!! Being gay in high-school in the 1980's in the rural Midwest was not pleasant. Add to that being a total nerd and dork (I look very different now than I did back then) and painfully shy and it was not a recipie for a fun time. Plus, I was smarter than all of the teachers, so it was boring too.
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    Jan 06, 2012 9:43 PM GMT
    my high school experience was okay. a bunch of people thought i was gay (which at the time i wasnt identifying with anything) and teased my for it, but i had a bunch of good friends that liked me for me. the whole dawson's creek / jack is gay thing was around my senior year, so i was more of an observer at that point

    i thought a bunch of guys were hot, but never persued. and i dont think anyone had a crush on me or thought i was hot (tho i had heard, after i graduated, that people talked about me)

    i would totally go back and relive sophmore to senior year again, with the knowledge i have now
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    Jan 06, 2012 9:45 PM GMT
    Great.
    I laid the football star quarterback.
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    Jan 06, 2012 9:48 PM GMT
    Death threats behind my back and to my face, vandalism to my car, people stabbing my legs with pins while I was walking. Good ole small town USA.
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    Jan 06, 2012 9:50 PM GMT
    That sucks for you. I grew up in a town of 50,000 and never had any thing like that happen. WV is a very tolerant state.
    Just don't brag outloud about your conquests or wave any flags and you're left alone.
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    Jan 06, 2012 9:50 PM GMT
    Mine was awesome! No regrets also I stayed in the closet.
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    Jan 06, 2012 9:58 PM GMT
    High school was... interesting. Good and bad.

    I went to about five different schools in five years: elementary school grades 1-7, moved to toronto where I had grade 8 (the last year of middle school), went to a pseudo-ghetto high school for grade 9, went to an art school for grade 10, moved back to Vancouver where I finished my last two years at a school with old friends from my childhood in an upper middle class suburbia.

    I was a different person at different schools. But I generally got along with most people, never really had my own clique, but would drift from one to the other. Grade 8 I was a bit of a loner, nerd, student council VP; grade 9 I was invisible; grade 10 I was an artist and hung out with the goth chicks (though I still dressed 'normal'), grade 11 I was a film/theatre nerd, grade 12 I was a druggie with good grades.

    Fuck... high school was weird. Glad it's in the past.
  • mizu5

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    Jan 06, 2012 10:01 PM GMT
    I had amazing time in hs. Well liked, I was prom king ahaha. Idinno I had fun in my toronto suburb
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    Jan 06, 2012 10:11 PM GMT
    It started out pretty miserable (more of the same from Jr. High) but then ended up all right.

    Come to think of it, there was one frosh who seemed to sorta crush on me. I never could figure out why. He ended up in some secret military unit, KIA in some mission that never officially happened. So I can't ask him now.
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    Jan 06, 2012 10:17 PM GMT
    I was liked, but by two-faced people. Didn't have a wake-up call until senior year, and now I talk to literally nobody from my high school. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 06, 2012 10:44 PM GMT
    People who's best years were in high school are pathetic

    #realtalk
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    Jan 06, 2012 10:46 PM GMT
    Import saidPeople who's best years were in high school are pathetic

    #realtalk


    straight up. hated it. glad its over.
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    Jan 06, 2012 10:50 PM GMT
    Ehanson saidThis is a sore subject for a lot of gay guys because it brings back a lot of painful memories but for me high school was a great experience.

    I was basically the guy who could fit into any group and was well respected by a lot of people.

    A guy on the baseball team had a bit of a crush on me in senior year which he would show in goofy and sometimes surprising ways. There was also this guy on the swim team who I think had a crush on me also.

    Senior year was a great time for me and I wish I could go back sometimes with the knowledge that I now have.

    Anyway, how was everyone else's high school experience?


    My time in highschool was great. Every aspect of it
  • Webster666

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    Jan 06, 2012 11:59 PM GMT
    I went to a very small school, where I never heard the word gay, much less any derogatory terms. I wasn't bullied.
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    Jan 07, 2012 12:04 AM GMT
    Honestly.

    Utter hell.
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    Jan 07, 2012 12:07 AM GMT
    I wasn't out in high school, but some guys liked to tease me about being gay. I just always denied it. I am from a small town and there was one guy out in school. My junior year, his sophmore year, he was thrown through a window. So the rest of us who are gay decided not to come out until after high school. Right now I am the only still not out for the most part anyway. I always get sad reading the stories on here about some guys bad experiences in high school. I had it pretty easy in school. I was mad fun of more for being overweight than being gay.
  • vbportugal

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    Jan 07, 2012 12:14 AM GMT
    Told a couple people I was gay sophomore year of high school and ended up being outed by people I thought were my friends.

    Being made fun of happened so much that I quit the soccer team junior year.

    By senior year I lost my best friend along with most of our mutual friends and school sucked so bad that I was only enrolled in three classes and missed over three months of classes due to being absent.

    College was definitely a turning point in my life. I would never go back to high school.
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    Jan 07, 2012 12:16 AM GMT
    I was the short, introverted, socially awkward, overweight kid with braces with very little friends compared to my current status as the short, introverted, socially awkward adult with very little friends. It could have been worse, but it wasn't exactly something I'd like to relive. Ironically, I have an interview next week at that very school.
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    Jan 07, 2012 12:18 AM GMT
    onaquest saidHonestly.

    Utter hell.


    Ditto. Cliquey, superficial, and a living hell. When I was a Senior, all I wanted was my Diploma. I didn't get "Senior Pics", a "Senior Ring" (Why would I want a flippin ring...really?) or didn't even participate in any "Senior Event"...and I got a Senior Yearbook that I didn't even pay for?

    Oh, that's hilarious by the way. Ok, so I was in....some stupid blow off class...I think it was FAC'S (You have to remember, 18 yr. old me, by this time was like, screw class, screw people, whatever...), so anyways we were doing sewing...which was boring as all hell. And then, the class presidents came in and they're like "Hey guys, we got Senior Yearbooks." icon_biggrin.gif And I was like "Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay.....noooooooooooooooo...." in my head. So, they were calling names right and left, and everyone was like eyeing their yearbooks. And then they called my name, and at first I was like "Wha....???" And they said my name again and I said "Um...I didn't order a yearbook...." And the Class President's were like "Yeah you did." I was like "Uh, no I didn't." And they said "Well, your name's on the list." And I'm like "O....k?" I went up and got my Yearbook. And then as soon as the Class President's went away, everyone in the whole class turned to me and they're like "Why didn't you want a Yearbook? Don't you wanna remember your friends?" And I just laughed and said "Friends? Friends?! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I have no friends at this school, nor do I wanna be friends with anyone at this school. I don't wanna remember this school at all! All I wanna do, is get my Diploma and get the hell out of this place." It was quiet afterwards.

    I still keep it because someone else bought it, but, it's dusty as hell and takes up too much room in my room. But, if I got it for free, I would've just burned it up. We have a woodstove here, would've been great for firewood. I still dunno what I'm gonna do with the damn thing.
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    Jan 07, 2012 12:18 AM GMT
    I almost lost my eyesight junior year when another student attacked me with a can of Axe bodyspray in the hallway. I could barely see for a week after that and the whole episode pretty much defined my high school experience.