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Rainbow Boys Setting & Symbolism

Alex Sánchez
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Rainbow Youth

Rainbow Youth is an organization created to support the emotional needs of teenagers in the process of "coming out" as gay. Rainbow Youth runs a 24-hour hotline for gays in distress and weekly meetings for teenagers to discuss the struggles with their sexuality in a group setting, much like a support group. At the opening of the novel, Jason attends a Rainbow Youth meeting for the first time, essentially making himself vulnerable to Nelson and Kyle.

PFLAG

PFLAG is a support group for parents of gay teenagers. Nelson's mother is the founder and president of the organization, and eventually, Kyle's parents also become members. PFLAG is responsible for helping spread education about homosexuality as a way of combating the bullying many teenagers face as a result of their sexuality.

Coming Out

Coming Out is the process of revealing one's sexuality to their family and friends. This...

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