I am completely alone. I accepted this a long time ago, but lately it’s been getting me down. People call me a freak. They call me stupid and dumb. I don’t even know what to do anymore. Please help.
Thanks for writing to The Trevor Project! You are not alone. It’s a very important step that you reached out to us, and we’re glad that you did.
Depending on your age, there are several youth groups in and around the Dallas area that you may wish to explore. In these you will find young people who are going through the same experiences as you, in addition to adults that you can trust with your problems and feelings. If you haven’t already done so, and you feel comfortable doing it, your school probably offers a school counsellor or social services office that you may want to explore. Or maybe there’s a trusted adult (favorite aunt or uncle, clergyperson, teacher) that you feel comfortable talking to.
In Houston, you may want to contact Youth First Texas, http://www.youthfirsttexas.org/, which provides a safe space for LGBTQ youth and their allied friends to strengthen opportunities for life skills, leadership development, peer support and educational advancement which serves the entire area with a wide array of services and support.
And of course, please feel free to continue to stay in touch with us here at The Trevor Project, including TrevorChat, TrevorSpace, and The Trevor Lifeline at 866-4-U-TREVOR. We’re always available for you, and care about what’s going on in your life.
REMEBER, YOU ARE NOT ALONE…WE ARE HERE FOR YOU!!