PROJECTS: Out in the Hood: Teddy Ebony as Young Gay Man: teddy_wide_16

Teddy helps watch out for the Hot Ice dancers as part of the Spartan Guard during the season's first football game at Norfolk State University on Saturday, September 1, 2012. Since childhood, Teddy has loved Norfolk State’s marching band. Around the time he came out as gay, he began hanging out on the NSU campus. He met a couple guys who were gay and members of the Spartan Guard. He thought then, “I want to be where they're at.{quote} He made it through the demands of band camp, but decided the time commitment was too much and he wanted an after-school job instead. He dropped out shortly after the first game. {quote}I miss it but I'm not dwelling on it anymore,{quote} he says and hopes to go back next year.

Teddy helps watch out for the Hot Ice dancers as part of the Spartan Guard during the season's first football game at Norfolk State University on Saturday, September 1, 2012. Since childhood, Teddy has loved Norfolk State’s marching band. Around the time he came out as gay, he began hanging out on the NSU campus. He met a couple guys who were gay and members of the Spartan Guard. He thought then, “I want to be where they're at." He made it through the demands of band camp, but decided the time commitment was too much and he wanted an after-school job instead. He dropped out shortly after the first game. "I miss it but I'm not dwelling on it anymore," he says and hopes to go back next year.