by Dan Savage
on Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 10:42 AM
"Your efforts on behalf of It Gets Better is the best work you've ever done by far," writes Robert, "and while on vacation I read the new biography of E.M.Forster, An Unrecorded History, and was blown away on what I found on page 38."
Forster, who was gay and was tormented in the private schools he attended, wrote...
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and bies; school was the unhappiest time of my life, and the worst trick it played on me was to pretend that it was the world in miniature. For it hindered me from discovering how lovely and delightful the world can be, and how much of it is intelligible. From this platform of middle age, this throne of experience, this alter of wisdom, this scaffold of character, this beacon of hope, this threshold of decay, my last words to you are: "there's a better time coming."
"This, over 100 years ago," says Robert. "Keep up the good fight."