Gay kids are coming out earlier — sometimes in middle school — and many are finding acceptance. But some parents and teachers wonder if these kids are too young to really know their sexual orientation. In a long and affecting new New York Times Magazine cover story, Benoit Denizet-Lewis looks at what it's like to come out at 14, 13, even 12 years old. Encouragingly, being young and openly gay seems to be getting easier. Denizet-Lewis writes that when he started working for the gay men's magazine XY in , "we received dozens of letters each week from teenagers in the depths of despair.
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After a decade of backflipping in and out the closet with its anti-gay laws the Delhi High Court repealed them in but in the Supreme Court reintroduced them , in September , the Supreme Court finally repealed them once and for all in a landmark decision. This was huge! Remember, this is a country with a population of almost 1. It's for this reason we rate India as one of the most gay friendly countries in Asia. However, Indian society remains very conservative.
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Vietnam is one of our favourite places we visited as a gay couple traveling in Asia. From delicious foods to fantastic sites like Ha Long Bay, you're spoilt rotten in terms of a destination rich with culture. We found Vietnam to be one of the most gay friendly countries in Asia. Locals were extremely friendly and welcoming to us, and getting a double bed was never an issue for us anywhere.
In a film about two young men who develop feelings for each other in high school caught Thai audiences off guard. At a time when it was a struggle to find a gay character on Thai television, the film's success sent an emphatic message to entertainment media companies: there was money to be made in same-sex romance. In recent years the genre known as 'boys' love' has spread fast across South-East Asia and is reaching cult status in some parts of the West, despite the anxieties of conservative parts of Thai society. This seems to be unthinkable 10 years ago," says Thai political scientist Poowin Bunyavejchewin.