Before I knew I was gay, I would date boys and never quite understood why I didn't find them appealing. Then I began to realize that I was always watching the women in commercials, that I found girls more attractive than boys, and (excuse me for the inappropriateness) even when I watched a **** for the first time, I realized I was watching the girl and was much more interested in her. I still wasn't sure until I met the love of my life, a girl who lived down the street from me. We fell in love and I became happy, truly happy. I had never even known what it felt like to really love someone before her. Now we have been together for two and a half years and plan for many more. But there are certain things that I wish we didn't have to go through. I wish we could kiss in public without people whispering. But it's worth it to be with her, and one day I hope the world will change.