I Need My Lovers

Tyrone describes the effects of his relationships with men and his view of sexuality.

This report is from the publication ‘Boys speak out!’ by the American pedophile organization NAMBLA.

Source: Boys speak out on man/boy love; NAMBLA; fourth (enlarged and expanded) edition; July 1996

I Need My Lovers

I am a 16-year-old black male. I don’t intend to tell my life story in this statement (but I probably will), but I do want to help clear up a controversial issue – Men and Boys.

I am now 16, and wihtout the help of my friends, gay responsible men, I don’t know where I would be right now. I moved out of my house when I was 15 and I dropped out of school at about the same time. If it weren’t for some of the men I know, I would have been living on the streets during those 2 months. (I now live at home, a happier and more understanding life, and I’m returning to school this fall.) I learn a lot about the world through gay men and that makes me a better person in the long run, ready for my adult life … when it comes. One of my lovers who I have known for almost 2 years, takes me out the the movies, to nice restaurants. This gives me more experience than my mother could ever give me. She’s more of a McDonald’s person. Which is fine, if you like garbage. I need my lovers, who give me psychological support about being gay. They help me to understand it.

I hope to live to see the day when these relationships are just a part of normal everyday life. On occasions I wish I could show some affection to my lover, a hug, holding hands, etc., but I don’t dare to be sneered at by some straight assholes. They just don’t realize what they are missing. I know, I used to be straight myself. It’s boring after a while. I think that it is really ignorant of straight people to be so uninterested in gay sex. The whole world should be bisexual!

New York