August 14th, 2021


New to LJ

Hi, my name is Ian Andrè le Mont, I just turned 17 and I’m gay. I came out at 13 to my parents and classmates, the best decision I could have made. I found terrific support from both my parents and classmates, making new friends who were gay-curious or others who needed help deciding if it was the right time for them to come out.

I attend a boarding school in Connecticut and I’ll be in the 11th grade this fall.  I play on the tennis team and I’m captain of the team as well.  Off campus,  I play polo in the junior division, and have been riding horseback since I was 7.  On weekends I enjoy hiking mountains in Vermont and New Hampshire, peaks of some 5,000 feet.  I listen to many different types of music, including classic rock, pop, jazz (love artists like Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Édith Piaf and Marlene Dietrich) - <BR><BR><BR>, as well as classical and opera —  I have my mom to thank for taking me to concerts and the opera when I was young.  I’m an accomplished sailor and spend much of my time during the summer sailing out of the Hampton’s, on the tip of Long Island, NY.  I enjoy art and art history, as well as Classical, Neo-classical, Gothic and Art Deco architecture.  

I was inspired by Edmund White’s A Boy’s Own Story and by many English writers with gay themes like Christopher Isherwood’s Christopher and His Kind.  Today, while at school, I still devote three hours a day to my creative writing and now believe my writing has matured to a level I can now post here. I have a fondness for Greek and Roman literature, the Western classics and authors like John Irving, especially The World According to GARP.  This summer I read with enthusiasm Donna Tart’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Goldfinch.  Romantic poets like William Blake and Samuel Taylor Coleridge played an influential role in forming my poetic style, as did T.S. Eliot’s The Wasteland.