5 responses

  1. BobbyK
    October 8, 2013

    Honest, insightful, self-deprecating, clever & funny! Cheers!


  2. Alex
    November 11, 2013

    Awesome! Very nice job.


  3. Jaqui
    June 24, 2014

    Why does whether he’s gay matter to you? You’re NOT going to sleep with him or Beiber, or any other idol. Did you like the way he sings? Do you still? What did you think of Trespassing, his second album, or was he too gay to check it out? His sexuality shouldn’t affect if you like someone’s singing, acting, whatever, that’s what growing up is about. You’d be surprised who you probably like that’s gay, but you don’t know it yet. Don’t let others tell you who or what to like and don’t not like something you once did just because you find something out you don’t like. Have you seen him fronting Queen?


  4. Jon
    August 20, 2014

    Jaqui, I really don’t think the point of the essay is that Kathryn dislikes Adam Lambert because he’s gay. She probably is just reflecting on the fact that the man she used to explore/learn about sex turned out to be gay. Surely she’s not homophobic, she’s just commenting on the fact that her first crush was gay. I think it was very clear and witty. You should read it a little more carefully and try not to assume that everyone is close-minded and ignorant.

    P.S. the way you spell your name is pretentious.


  5. Bliss
    August 20, 2014

    Obviously, Jaqui, you completely did not grasp the true essence of the story. She isn’t making any comment on his sexuality, she is using it to convey the naivety that most middle schoolers possess. Not everything is a political statement, just because someone mentions homosexuality doesn’t mean they are attacking it, you need to calm down, it says she listens to Tegan and Sara so obviously she’s not a homophobe. Go to some social justice protest and wear a flower headband. This is a great story, it’s an honest depiction of the awkward stages we go through during middle school. Bye.


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