Even though my family knows I am bi, they still don't get that it is painful to hear them describe unwanted things as "gay", or calling people that they don't like as "fags".
sneak, 17, CACA
It is incredibly hurtful when our loved ones don't support us. Their non-support can come in many different forms. It can be outright rejection, refusing to acknowledge who you are as an individual, or using a part of who you are to refer to others in a negative light. It's hard to imagine the pain you must...
I have a lot of problems in my life right now. I feel like I have so much to deal with all at once- like some greater being loves messing with my life. Let me just put it out there.
My real name isn't Daniel, though I prefer going by it. I'm questioning...Daniel, 13, DenverCO
Hey,I'm writing because i feel pretty down right now, I've met a few gay guys online, and they all have better lives than me, they have supporting friends and family, a boyfriend, and overall better life than me, I don't have any of those. I'm happy for...gayguy17, 17, CampbellsvilleKY
hi, well i have a lot of problems in my life. for starters my dad was a drug addict he went to rehab 2 years ago, but im always afriad of him relapsing and leaving me again. and im the supposably the "popular" girl in school but i...colette, 12, brooklynNY
Any time something makes me sad or mad I always end up thinking of cutting or punching something to where t end up bleeding... and I always get angry easily and when I wanna flip out and scream and shout I can't because I'm confused of either...Cynthia, 17, HoustonTX
My homophobic parents and I have often touched on the subject of homosexuality, with them basically stating that if I am not straight, they will kick me out. I'm 19 and a sophomore in college, so I currently have a place to stay for this semester,...Skylar, 19, SouthfieldMI
I have a friend who just found out he was really a woman. I love him still, or her, but I'm supposed to call him by masculine terms until his mother leaves, but when he asks me for advice, I feel at a loss.
This person has been my best friend since...Wynne, 17, KearneyNE
What can I do if I'm no longer a youth? None of these resources were available to me when I was young, and most resources for LGBT adults are not a good fit. I have great difficulty in finding someone to talk to.Kurt, 48, Saint PaulMN