Maya, 17, New York, NY
I was never by any means homophobic, but I never really thought of being gay as an option. There would always be these really, really pretty girls in the grade, and I wanted to be their friend. Now I’m like, “Oh, that girl was really hot.” Then there was a girl freshman year and we clicked and became really good friends. One day we just kind of hooked up. It was one of those things where I thought I must not have found the right guy. Then I hooked up with a girl and was like ‘Oh, that’s why.’
Read Maya’s full profile at We Are the Youth.
Photo by Laurel Golio, Interview as told to Diana Scholl
We Are the Youth is an ongoing project that chronicles what it’s like to be an LGBTQ youth in America. They’ve already highlighted over 80 amazing individuals. You can read more about Maya and learn how to get involved by checking out We Are the Youth!
"We were best friends in high school."
“Did you both know the other was gay?”
“I knew she was. She didn’t know I was.”
“So how did she find out?”
“I wrote her a love letter.”
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Misha Collins serves coffee to the Hall H line (x)
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These people look like zombies from waiting all night.
A few years ago I became very depressed. I was fed up with life and wanted to die. I self harmed and had inconsistent eating behaviors. I was in and out of hospitals for about a year when things suddenly became too extreme to bare anymore. Luckily I have a very supportive family and they were able to recognize how much distress I was in.