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 life is just so horribly, terribly messed up and I just don't know what to do. I like guys a lot, but I can't like guys and be happy at the same time. I mean, guys are gonna hate me for being gay and I fear they will reject me. I just want to be normal...Patrick, 14, St. LouisMO
I have a question about something that’s going on in my life. I’m gay and have always heard that being gay is a sin but I’m having extreme difficulty understanding why it is thought to be so wrong. I’m a Christian, but I am also gay. I didn’t choose to be...Jordon, 16, KernersvilleNC
How can I get through the pain that I would cause my family if I came out? My mother and step father are deeply religious. My step father also makes me afraid of coming out because he uses the word “fags” and talks about how gays should all be...Choi, 16, ChesapeakeVA
I'm sorta’ of confused right now because I feel that I might be bisexual, and if I am, I am scared of what my family may think. I have a cousin who is lesbian, and my family accepts her as far as I've seen...but I'm scared that my parents and others...Worried To Death, 16, naNC
This isnt so much of a question as it is a request. I was wondering if it is possible for you to create a chat room. It is great that you are trying to help answer our questions, but there are so many of us and you cannot possibly help all of us. It would...Tina, 16, NYCNY
I am an international student here. I am not comfortable socially with people and I think of myself as a misfit. I feel negative about myself which I think is mostly due to my sexuality. I was brought up in India and am here as an international student. I...mike, 21, washington dcDC
i think im bisexual. im more attracted to guys than i am girls though. i dont know how to tell my parents and dont know if they will be dissapointed or sad or even mad. im also embarrased with this and i dont really want to confront...matt, 13, N/ACT
Okay, I am not a teen. I am not trying to live a teen life. I am dealing with a lot of issues: being molested, being gay, losing my job, suicide thoughts, all of it. I hurt and I do not know what else I can do. I do not expect an answer as an older guy. I...jag, 48, anonymousAL
I have been with my partner for two years (our anniversary wasn't even a month ago). I feel like she is the one for me and I love her more than anyone I've ever been with. This is the longest relationship I've ever been in, and I felt like things were...Rachel, 19, Cedar ParkTX