The summer is a great time to be a gay teen. Why? Because it’s not really about being gay. You get to walk around with your shirt off, meet cute guys and pretty much have the time of your life — in a world that’s all about adventure and excitement. There’s something about summer that makes us feel really chilled out, laid back, and ready to have a good time. If you’re facing a lot of discrimination and panic in your local community, there’s no reason to think that it has to ruin your summer fun. Detach yourself form the idea that there are only some forms of fun that are approved for you. If you want to go surfing in your local community but you’re worried that people are going to call you names, ignore them. You can be a surfer even if you’re gay.
The thing about deigning your life as a gay teen is that it’s not about your orientation. You’re an amazing person with a lot to offer the world. There are just sometimes where you can’t really worry too much about how people think about you. You need to think more about the life that you really want to live. If that means that you want to be a gay surfer, you can do that — without thinking about how you’re going to look. You should never be ashamed of who you are, or what you want. You just need to make sure that you claim the life that you’ve always wanted.
Summer is a good time for camping. It’s going to be just you and all of your friends. There’s plenty of night cover too, if you want to sneak off to kiss that cute guy without everyone knowing about it. Don’t be shy – he probably wants to kiss you too!
Campfires, cooking, living out under the stars — what could be better than that? When we go back to nature, we really connect with people that care about us, outside of the busy hectic nature of the world.
Take some time and let yourself just enjoy the world around you. Check it out on your own time, you won’t be disappointed. Good luck!