EXTRACT: When I was in year 8, my brother Jack had just left high school. We were really close… I looked up to him so much. He was always so fun and happy. But leading up to Christmas that year, I noticed that he wasn’t himself, he had been really down… I thought it might be because he was feeling bit overwhelmed about finishing high school and needing to apply for Uni and everything... but then one afternoon I found him crying in the kitchen. I was shocked. He always seemed so brave and strong. He told me he was gay.
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EXTRACT: I couldn’t believe the words that popped up on the screen. Pete McIntire asking me to hang out and see a movie with him … In a dark cinema, where he could totally like want to kiss me or something.
And I was trying not to get too excited. Because this is Pete McIntire… So, I waited for like a whole minute, which was torture… But I didn’t want to be too keen… Then finally I wrote “Yeah I’m up for that”. So, all casual like when I felt like screaming “Yes! Yes! Yes! I’ll have your baby Pete McIntire!”