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...
My family recently found out that I'm into guys and girls. Now, my mom won't let me see my gay friends or talk to them on the phone; I can't go out with anyone unless it's with a relative. I'm getting to know this guy right now, but I’m still in love with...Skippy, 17, ClintonMI
My mom doesn't understand me…When I "came out" to my friend, I lost a lot. I was down on it for the first years, but eventually grew out of it. Now, I’m in high school and like everyone here is gay! It’s great that they accept me, but at home my...brandy, 16, melbourneFL
In the past year, I've taken some giant leaps. I finally understand myself and know that I am a transsexual. Now, having mostly digested this information, everything in my brain that equals “me” feels “right” and “in place.” I am ready to move on with...Adrian, 17, NY
This question is long overdue. I guess part of me has always known I was bi. God, it's still weird to say it! For the longest time I tried to rationalize away my feeling for girls. I tried to tell myself that I just craved a friendship or that my...Lacey, 23, TX
I have a problem. I’m in a big relationship with this guy and he asked me to marry him! My problem is he is 26 and I am 15. We have dated for 2 years and I am very much in love, but my parents don’t know about him! He lives in New York, and he asked me to...in trouble!, 15, kingsportTN
I'm so confused about my gender. Everyone I talk to says that labels don't matter—that I am what I am. But I want to know! If I have a label, I can find communities for people like me so I'm not so alone.
I am a biological female, but I've never felt...Dae, 18, SeattleWA
I hate my life…I hate everything. I need help. My family doesn’t care…they have watched me cut myself and have done nothing but pick on me and make me feel lower about myself. I can’t deal with this by myself anymore. Will you help me, please?Confused, 20, lapeerMI