School


Fall 1972

Sept:

1. Seventh grade at Washington Junior High School, about 10 blocks west of our house.
2. Slow dancing at the canteen.
3.  77 Signs that You're a Fairy

Oct:

1. Sausage sighting: Mr. Barker, who taught health.
2. Sausage fondling: Why Corpses are Called Stiffs

Nov.


Dec:

Christmas in Indiana: Erotic Story about Me and Grandpa Prater #2.





Spring 1973

Jan:

Feb:
1. New boyfriend: Dan in the girls' locker room.  Together through 9th grade. 
2. The hookup at the sleepover.

March:

1. The Boy Named Angel

2. My Date Must Be a Boy

April:

May:


Summer 1973

June:
I see two boys kissing at Longview Park Pool.

July:

1. A week in Indiana. 
2. Visit to Kentucky.  My Kentucky Kinfolk
3. The story of my uncle and his boyfriend in the Kentucky Hills.

4. Visit to Smokey Mountains National Park: the teenage Indian god.

August:








Fall 1973

Sept:
1. Eighth grade at Washington Junior High
2. Dan and I decide to escape to Arabia

Oct:

Nov:

Hookup with Micah, The Bible Boy in the locker room.

Dec:
Indiana for Christmas (Sausage Sighting of my Cousin Buster).






Spring 1974

Jan:

Feb:

March:

April:

May:
We streak through a school assembly.







Summer 1974

June:
1. Brian writes a secret message on the wall of the school (and what it means).
2. A week in Indiana.
3. A week camping in Minnesota: The Kensington Runestone in Alexandria.

July:

1. I get engaged at Nazarene Summer Camp.
2. Sausage sighting: Brother Dino in the boy's shower room.

Aug:
The boy on the Prospect List.






Fall 1974

Sept:
1. Ninth grade at Washington.
2. Dad explains the Facts of Life. 

Oct:
At a pre-registration weekend at Olivet Nazarene College, the preacher pops a boner.

Nov: 
1. Kept after school by our science teacher.
2. I try to get Phil to sin.
3. Indiana for Thanksgiving: Sleeping Naked with Cousin Phil.

Dec:

 I ask Dad for A naked man for Christmas.




Spring 1975

Jan:

Feb:

March:

April:

The Estonian Wrestling Brothers.

May:

I have mlast wrestling match






Summer 1975

June:
We move to a bigger house on 42nd Street in Rock Island.  My brother and I share a converted attic room.  

July:
1. Nazarene Summer Camp.
2. Nazarene Camp Meeting: My grandmother finds me a boyfriend.


Aug:
1. I have a crush on the boyfriend of the teenage girl next door,
2. Finding a private place to have sex with guys
3. I learn about oral sex in the church parking lot.

4. Football tryouts: The Best Day of the Best Month of the Best Year Ever and The Naked Goldenboy at Football Tryouts
5. I get a job as an athletic trainer.



Fall 1975

Sept:
1. Sophomore year at Rocky High
2. Warren warns me about gay people. What is a swish?
3. Dad takes me to see naked men.

Oct:

Nov:

My grandmother dies (My grandmother's gay connection).

Dec: My Grandfather and the Witch of the Lake of the Woods.






Spring 1976

Jan:

Feb:

March:

April:

May
Date with Carl Gustav, the King of Sweden








Summer 1976

June:
1. A week camping in Minnesota: On My Knees in a Cute Boy's Bedroom.
2. My first sexual experience, with Todd at music camp in Decorah, Iowa.

July:


Why is a comic book store like a gay bar?

August:








Fall 1976

Sept:
1. Junior Year at Rocky High
2 try to win Todd by dating his girlfriend.
3. The rabbi's son who didn't know he was gay..
4. Mr. Blowfish, my least favorite teacher. Years later I date his son.

Oct:

Nov: 
Our political science class goes to a criminal trial, where I discover what "gay" means.

Dec:

1. I catch Cousin Joe in the act.
2. I look for a gay comic.




Spring 1977

Jan:
I start dating Verne, the preacher's son.  

Feb:

March:

April:

May:

I get a sausage sighting of Verne.







Summer 1977

June:
1. Nazarene International Institute in Switzerland, where I dance with a leatherboy. and shower with two boys
2. I get my driver's license.

July:

1. A week camping in Michigan.
2. A week in Indiana.

3. An interview at West Point (Arabic and Class Rings).
4. We investigate the gay ghost of Davenport House.

August:








Fall 1977

Sept:
1. Senior year at Rocky High.
2. My boyfriend Verne gets married.
3. The new preacher discovers homophobia.
4. Trying to Escape Church

Oct:

1. On a pre-registration weekend at Olivet Nazarene College, I encounter a gay waiter.

Nov:

My second sexual experience, with Tyrone, my new workout buddy   

Dec:

I kiss Brian under the mistletoe.



Spring 1978

Jan:

Feb:
Professor Penis #6: My music teacher.

March:

A sleepover with Danny, my 4th grade crush

April:

May:

1. What is Real?  I Don't Know
2. Senior Prom: Getting down with a dude







Summer 1978

June:
Coming out: I lost it at the movies

July:
1. A nude party with the Golden Boy.
2. A week in Indiana: Tracking down my boyfriend next door.

August:






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