"I’m going to tell you a sort of embarrassing story about my adolescence.
When I was a teenager and coming to terms with my orientation, I often frequented a Yaoi message board. This was the only outlet I knew that was “safe” to connect with others, both male and female, who could related to what I was discovering about myself.
In time I began an unusual relationship with a user who frequently responded to my comments and who I got to know fairly well in the chatroom there. After a few deep conversations, we soon took our messages to that long since forgotten service called AIM.
(Remember when we all used to use that?)"
- Maxwell Coviello