I am a gay man and I let the monsters in high school run me off. Needless to say, I don't have a reunion to attend, but through Facebook, I have reconnected with a few of my old high school friends. The monsters (either real or perceived to be real) followed me for several years until I couldn't stand it anymore, I had to do something. I thought suicide was the only option, but thankfully, I even screwed that up. Today, I am completely out of the closet, I am clean and sober and I’m married to a wonderful man. It amazes me sometimes how many of us survived. I'm glad I did and I’m glad you survived as well.