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...
A little less than a year ago, my best friend (let's call her Ali) came out to me. I've been raised in a very devout Catholic household and taught that being gay (or, really, anything but perfectly straight) is wrong. I freaked out and severed my...Jessica, 17, Westferry HillNH
My girlfriend and I have been going out for 5 months. We've already told our friends that we're dating and they accepted it with open arms, which was a blessing.
Before we started going out I was pretty sure i was straight. I had "felt...michelle, 15, brooklynNY
I'm completely and utterly confused. I like boys, but at one point I actually thought I had feelings for my best friend (who is a girl, like me). I was raised to believe that there really isn't such a thing as being bisexual; that it was just something...Grace, 16, HenryvilleIN
Lately I have been feeling on and off. What I mean is that like sometimes I'll be my joyful self ;D and then suddenly feel all sad. Don't know why... My parents found out I was bi (well they don't believe in inbetweens) when i was 14 and I...Carlos, 17, MiamiFL
Hey, everytiMe I call the line I hang up. I want to know if the counselors are really young. Id like to talk to someone who is. Im scared. I dont know how to start a conversation about being bi. Also, is the line only to talk about lgbt?
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hello, so im questioning my gender, im a women but i feel like a man, and i got by a males name rather than my given name, and i just feel like a man, and im also into Gay Males and or Butch girls...so i dont know, im just looking for some in sight....Hailey/Nick, 19, decorahIA
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I have always had issues figuring out my sexual orientation. My family is completely religious, evangelical to be exact. I was born and raised as a christian and I love my...Veronica, 20, MiamiFL
Being gay/lesbian has always been accepted in my family. I even have a sister who is happliy married with a women. Sometimes i question myself. i have always liked/ been with guys but i have occational fallen for girls. i have been...Dee, 16, santa anaCA
Ever since middle school, I have liked guys. I am from a deeply religious background. Its so religious in fact that if they found out that I was gay, I would be sent away and disowned. My family and friends would not talk to me...Jacob, 20, AtlantaGA