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The Freshman – Chad Michael | Episode 25

You’re 13. You’re gay. And you’re an evangelical Christian.

As a shy, slightly effeminate teen, making friends with the other lads isn’t easy for Chad Michael. But when his eyes meet the big blues of another church boy, the connection is undeniable… and his secret unmentionable.

Chad’s known as The Video Poet. As a graduate of USC Film School, he merges filmmaking prowess with slam poetry cred. The poem that inspired him to tell this story, the personal side of this story, is Dear American Youth Pastor. Check it out.

If you’re a teen in the Pasadena area and you’re looking for a non-judgmental place, somebody to talk to, you’ll find Chad at All Saints Episcopal Church.

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