For the first few weeks, we met at bars halfway between our apartments. I’d walk him back to his neighborhood across town just to have 20 more minutes around him, then walk a full 40 minutes back to my place. Our first non-bar date was at a movie theater. My hand brushed against his after the lights went out, and I held it until the film was over. It was the simplest thing – who doesn’t do that at 16? – but it was brand-new to me. There was no better feeling in the world.
Steve Kornacki’s coming out story, written by the 32 year-old news editor for Salon, is great. I think my favorite part is that it seems he decided, in part, to come out in an attempt to get back his ex-boyfriend, who also came out relatively recently and wanted to lead a more open lifestyle. <3