So I went down in history as the first kid in our school to come out. But I definitely wasn’t the last because as it turns out the Closet and High School are kind of the same thing. They’re both something you can’t wait to escape but are scared to death of what lies beyond. They both make you kind of insane, cause you to take on a secret identity or make you confused, or mean - crazy-horny even. When you’re ‘In’, every little thing just seems like the hugest deal, but once you’re ‘Out’, well, you wonder why you ever made such a fuss. And while things still suck every once in a while, when you finally leave - both the Closet and High School, everything just kind of… sucks less.
— Michael J. Willett (G.B.F., 2013)