Growing Up Gay: Coming Out, and Fitting In

School can be a shark tank for any kid. The trends and unspoken rules of society at large tend to trickle down into schools, creating the kind of dog-eat-dog world that is often worse in the classroom than the office. Bullying among adults is at least a lesser issue, though not a completely non-existent one. Sure, the underlying attitudes are still there later in life — with what you wear, how you look and who you associate with being things that people will always judge you on — but in the pressure cookers that we call schools, judgement is freely and openly given. And if you…