WHAT'S GOING ON? - PETER'S STORY

Peter, 16 years old, never did very well at school. In fact, he was barely passing. But he was a very talented musician, and wrote many songs about death and the life hereafter. He changed his appearance, colored his hair, and experimented a little with drugs.

During his 9th grade year, he realized that his feelings about his friends were different. He felt an attraction to his male friends, but never addressed the feelings. He knew that they wouldn't understand, and the worst thing in the world would be to be called a "fag."

He started to use heavier drugs to help him handle the feelings. He bought a gun from one of his new friends. He wrote his last song, "I Found The Way," after a long night of drinking. His dad found the lyrics and gun beside him, as he lay in a pool of blood.