Authors Nico Lang and Zach Stafford set out to collect a group of stories revealing the voices, stories, and lives of gay, queer, and trans men when they compiled (and contributed to) the anthology “Boys.” Little did they know the books would be pretty inspiring before the stories even started.
To everyone who has ever told me I can’t or I couldn’t or I shouldn’t or I won’t ever or I’ll never amount to, thanks for giving me someone to prove wrong.
I cannot change them, I am told by you people who apply the rule of leopards to the two-legged ape who fancies himself better than those who go about on four.
Why would I wish to change them, though they do little to blend me to the gray walls of my cage? I am not gifted to ask myself or others what a spot is or what a spot is not. We are given what we have and left with what we’ve got.