HomoQuotable – Doug Woog

“For the first 10 years, the typical member was 17 to 22 years old. They’d come in saying: ‘I’m gay. My life is over.’ One literally hyperventilated walking through the door. But in recent years, the kids are 14 to 17 and more confident. They say: ‘Hi, I’m gay. How do I meet people?’”- Connecticut-based gay youth counselor Doug Woog, in a NY Times article about a gay youth who came out in sixth grade. The kid’s mom: “Coming out was the best thing for him. We ask him, ‘Why didn’t you come out in fifth grade?'”