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 am bi and I know I am. I have known for almost all of my life; since I was in the 3rd grade and realized I was attracted to both males and females. Recently I fell in love with a girl and I had to come out to my family and now they won’t allow me...Scared & Confused, 18, RichmondVA
I am 13, gay and I have told my parents and many of my friends. And though I felt better after having told a lot of my friends, I am still very scared about my future; how people might take it when I get older. My dad hates the fact that I am gay. My mom...Brandon, 13, N/aMI
My story begins long before now. I am gay and I was raised by an ultra-conservative religious family. My parents taught me that homosexuality is sinful and unnatural. I attended church services and a Christian school for most of my early life until I...Helpless, 17, MarionIL
I already know I'm gay, I've known for about a year now. There is absolutely no one in Mississippi to talk to about it. I am very close to my parents and I feel it would crush them to know the truth. All of my friends are homophobic and to my knowledge...Brian, 16, MS
Hi. I’m in desperate need of information. I have been gay my entire life and probably still am. Before, I never had a problem with gays but now I do for some reason. I just don’t feel comfortable in my own skin. I’m scared of where I...Heather, 16, HoustonTX
Hi! My name is Jake. I am gay, and have known that since I was 8. I am now 13 and getting really bothered. I want to tell my parents I am gay, but I know they will disown me. They have even said that if their son was gay he wouldn't be allowed to live...Jake, 13, AnonymousKY
I know many bi females. Some of my really good female friends are half gay. I have never dated a girl because whenever I was straight I was shy. Now, I am definite on what sex I like. The only problem is I'm so lonely. I am not ashamed of who I am. I just...Jacques, 18, anonymousFL
I'm afraid that I might be a lesbian, but the weird thing is...I'm not 100% sure. Whenever I see my friend I want to run and hold her in my arms and maybe even kiss her. Does this mean that I am a lez? Or is it just that I care deeply for a friend?Confused, 15, NYCNY
Hi, I am really struggling with feelings of shame for being gay and I'm afraid I might never accept myself. Please, if you can help at all I am willing to try anything. I hate how much I hate myself and I want to be happy, but I can't see how I can be...Anthony, 17, KetteringOH