Queer Kids
April 26, 2010 4:39 PM   Subscribe

WOW! Really, beautiful, but toooooo short.

I need things like this to exist, because things like the latest tea party thread exist. I don't know if there will come a time of tolerance and caring, i've given up hoping to see it, but for us who haven't denied and blocked out out adolescence, our childhoods, it is nice to see ways in which it is no longer the same. I'm unsure how far it goes, how widespread, but i do know it exist for today's kids, in spite of the more ... I don't know more something, but it was public then, maybe more 'defended' -- hatred

Thank you, Kylej

posted by Some1 at 4:54 PM on April 26, 2010 [1 favorite]

I don't know if there will come a time of tolerance and caring, i've given up hoping to see it

Whenever I fall into this line of thinking I keep coming back to a comment someone made here during the run-up to Obama's election -- I can't find it in my favorites, I'd love it if someone else can dig it up for me... Anyway, whoever it was worded it better than I'm about to, but the point was if a black presidential candidate can bust a move with an openly gay talk show host on national TV and nobody even bats an eye, we're at least on the right track.
posted by ook at 5:41 PM on April 26, 2010 [4 favorites]

It's Sharkey's night, tonight.
posted by clarknova at 6:09 PM on April 26, 2010 [4 favorites]

Thank you for this, it was beautiful but too short definitely, I hope he does more with this project.
posted by julie_of_the_jungle at 6:11 PM on April 26, 2010

This is wonderful. (And now I'm counting down until Ethan becomes the next Pitchfork darling.)
posted by punchdrunkhistory at 6:12 PM on April 26, 2010

Neat, and lovely photographed - as an Out And Proud Gay Teen I furtively read books form the GLB&T section of the North Brunswick Barnes And Noble (which, side story - was actually a good way to meet people) and for a while I really liked XY Magazine cause of all the pretty pictures of hapy pretty gay guys MY AGE ....until I sunk in why the photos where kinda creeping me out and I was treating it like I was reading Porn In The Starbucks : namely the fetishized, homogenized "youthful WASPyness" of all the models and the semi-porn sad-gloss. These however, these are just neat.
posted by The Whelk at 6:12 PM on April 26, 2010

Beautifully photographed, I really like this. Nice post, kylej. /Small nit pick with websites that decide how fast I have to read...I like to take in the details before and then again after reading the captions. I'd rather turn the text off if necessary than to have to turn it back on because I'm not done.
posted by applemeat at 6:19 PM on April 26, 2010

Wow, I should not be allowed to type on a phone.
posted by The Whelk at 6:23 PM on April 26, 2010

The beauty of the photos made my heart ache. I was having a self-indulgently glum evening. Thank you for the post Kylej.
posted by CoffeeDregs at 6:24 PM on April 26, 2010

This looks like it will be nice, but I just wanted to say that web sites which feel the need to change my standard browser hotkeys (Alt+<>, Control+Tab, etc) make me so angry.
posted by koeselitz at 6:42 PM on April 26, 2010

... okay, this is worth it. Go ahead, kids, push my buttons for me, I don't mind. Awesome stuff. Thanks, kylej.
posted by koeselitz at 6:44 PM on April 26, 2010

As the (very proud) father of a queer daughter who was an activist in high school, I can say that this series was very moving. . .I know these kids.

But not enough queer girls.
posted by Danf at 6:54 PM on April 26, 2010 [5 favorites]

Beautiful. Signs of progress like the spread of gay-straight alliance clubs in schools make me hopeful for a future where acceptance is the norm.
posted by longsleeves at 7:36 PM on April 26, 2010

Who's the most important person in your life?

That's a tie between two people... my mother and Leonard Cohen.
posted by Kattullus at 3:00 AM on April 27, 2010 [2 favorites]

I can't see it! And I don't know why! GAHHH.

As a former queer kid, whether or not I can see their photos, queer kids are welcome on my lawn any day.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 6:03 AM on April 27, 2010 [2 favorites]

Yep, a lovely show. Thanks for posting.
posted by ikahime at 7:40 AM on April 27, 2010

Awesome project. These kids can't be given enough of a voice. (I should know, I was there myself not long ago…)

But did it really need to be presented through Flash?!
posted by spitefulcrow at 12:59 PM on April 27, 2010

I'm in love with someone and he has a crush on me too but he's in a relationship.
Aw, kids.
posted by jacalata at 5:41 PM on April 27, 2010

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