from "Kids In The Hall."
My parents must have left a 12-year old me alone with our TV, and our one and only channel, CBC. Because I know I wasn't allowed to watch "Kids in the Hall." But what kid listens to their parents?
I saw the beautiful blonde Scott in a sketch where he declares to the other members of the troupe that he's gay.
And I finally found out what the Catholic school kids on the bus were calling me. 'Gay' meant a man who thought other men were cute. I thought the other Kids were cute, too. Well, except for Kevin...
So how could 'gay' be wrong?
Of course, I had to hide it in my conservative town. But seeing Scott be so free about his sexuality in the early 90's was an inspiration.
I don't know that I would be here today without Scott to look up to, especially his flamboyant character Buddy Cole. Finally being able to see someone like myself was a revelation.
Jordy - British Columbia, Canada
Inspired by the "Born This Way Blog" - www.BornThisWayBlog.com