" I suppose there's less stigma attached to being queer now, and more visibility.Those kids still have to work through the same issues, but there's more of a support network now, and more technology.That's not healthy." But at the time I was oblivious.I had nothing in common with these men because of the age difference but I was desperate to feel something with someone for a short period of time. A few years later I moved to a bigger city to study.By this time I was living in London and meeting people from different backgrounds and different parts of the world.Moving to a bigger city has been the best thing for me.
Wherever you live in the world, however big the city, the LGBTQ community is a disparate one featuring myriad different tribes. Hitting the clubs can be a euphoric experience, but it doesn't necessarily lead to long-term satisfaction.
Few people are lucky enough to make it through life without feeling isolated at some point.
But there are particular reasons why loneliness is prevalent among the LGBTQ community.
The school where I teach has a partnership with an LGBT charity, so I've done work with kids and sexuality and equality.
Some of the kids are like, "Why do we still need to do this?
I made one gay friend, who I'm actually close to now.