Return of the Lesbian!
March 4, 2010
[ Note: If you've never read the 2005 Dear Galen letters Lesbian Needs Help and Lesbian's Parents, read them first, cuz she's BACK! ]
I don't know if you rmember me, but two letters about me are up in your "archive" from 2005. I wrote you for advice when I was 12. I had my first girlfriend then and my extremely religious parents found out I was a lesbian. My dad's a minister and he wrote you a letter too that you replied to.
If you sitll don't remember me I guess you can go read those letters about me. Anyway I just found your website again and figured you might wanna hear about what happened after that letter from my dad.
They didn't really send me to an "institution" like they said they would. It wasn't LIKE an institution anyway, but it WAS one of those "pray the gay away" places that's like a summer camp kind of but for gay kids to get "cured." Following your advice made my parents SOOOO mad and even sent me away, but even though that happened I DID feel better about MYSELF. Like maybe I wasn't winning the fight but at least I was in the fight. You know?
Even though it got me punished and sent to that place, I still followed your advice about just saying no and being "openly defiant." I didn't stay there very long. They told me I'd go to hell and punished me and stuff like that but they sent me home after about 2 weeks. I kinda think now that that place was expensive and since it wasn't working my parents just were like "screw it" lol.
Anyway I'm 17 now and it WASN'T A PHASE! I still like girls ALOT. It's better now cuz I just hide it from my parents but they still know and pretend they don't. I guess they don't want to think about it!
That's all. Thanks for your good advice when I was little. I was SO scared to do anything and more scared to do what you told me, but I guess it was kinda like since somebody TOLD ME to do it that made it ok to do it. I don't know. Anyway, just wanted to tell you what happened and say thanks!
[name removed by Galen]
I'm glad things worked out for you and you really have no idea just how happy I was to get your e-mail! I've actually thought about you many times over the last 5 years, so yes, I damn sure DO remember you! It sucks that they sent you to one of those fucking "cure the gay disease durr hurr" camps, but I find it extremely hilarious that you practically got kicked out. You should've just straight-up started making out with any hot bitches in sight! LOL!
Also, I went back and read those letters again. The one from your dad made me fucking die laughing, because he said he reported me to AOL. I had forgotten that! I never heard from AOL, btw :)
Well, you didn't ask for any advice so I won't give you any. It was good to hear from you. Go join my forum or something! Become a true Sniper, let us keep up with your life!
Really and honestly, I was happy to hear from you. Good luck in your life and I hope gay marriage gets legalized soon where you live so that you can have a wife to bitch at you one day!
All My Hate,