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...
Recently a friend committed suicide for unknown reasons. My boyfriend is having a very hard time dealing with this tragedy. Being a chronically depressed person himself, I am very concerned for his mental and physical health. Are there any...Tommy, 21, Los AngelesCA
I'm a lesbian and although that is not the topic of this, that might have some importance. I've just been feeling lately that I don't really have much control over myself now, like hurting myself, which I try never to do. I feel very ashamed when I do it...Scuzie, 14, ArnoldMO
I have just started dating this really cool girl and she has no idea I'm bisexual and I enjoy the company of other guys. I'm not entirely sure she will understand. All of my friends know and they all have promised not to tell her. Although I have not had...Unsure, 16, RedlandsCA
I recently told my family that I'm bisexual and my dad and grandmother are now hurting me emotionally and mentally. I don't know what to do because my mom and her family are trying to support me through this time while my dad and grandmother are messing...Michelle, 19, MiamiFL
I have a crush on one of my friends and a few weeks ago I did the scariest thing in my life by telling him how I felt. You see, I don't really know if he is the same way as I am and I was sort of hoping for an indication, but he didn't really clarify...Trapped, 17, SomewhereIL
I am in love with my best friend, but the problem is that she's a girl too. I've been in love with her since the 8th grade and it rips me apart each day knowing that I can't tell her how I feel. I tried avoiding her for the last year, hoping that I could...Lost, 15, Los FelizCA
It is hard for me to say this but I think I'm gay or bi and this scares me. I don't want to make my family hate me but I want to live happy and not live my life with a person I dont love. I write this because I think about giving up school friends and...Questioning, 18, PuyallupWA