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 met another young adult (he is openly gay) a couple months ago through an online chat and have just been chatting with him for a while, but I'm not sure how to help him. He's had a really rough past with parents, family in...Mike, 22, CorvallisOR
Today marks the 5 year anniversary of me hurting myself. I use hurting myself as a way to run away from my life. My parents are talking about getting divorced. I think I want to be fostercared when that happens. They both give me...Liliana Lovegood, 14, PhelanCA
Okay this is my first letter. So I might have a lot of questions to ask. So here goes. I go to a school where some people doesn't accept LGBT people... My friends know I'm Bisexual. Others finds out because of the way I dress. I try to dress all girly. I'...Vanessa Baccam, 14, ShueyvilleIA
Dear Trevor, I think I'm just alone, I won't call because I don't like talking too much. I suffer from depression and I have been taking my pills and everything but I uughh... I just wanna dissapear, like no one cares... and like I can't do this anymore.Alejandra, 17, LimaLI
I'm trying to come out to my friends and family but I'm afraid my Mom and Dad will react really bad. I know my friends will be fine because one of my best friends came out as bi last year. My dad say anyone who is attracted to the...Alyce, 14, SpartanburgSC
at school there are so many people who keep saying that gays and bisexuals are disgusting, i haven't told anyone that i'm bisexual but i only discovered it a few months ago... i feel so scared because more than half my classmates plus my dad and...callistostar, 15, RomeRM
Hi! Thanks for your letter! It sounds like you have some very supportive friends, which is awesome. Many gay people claim to have a “gaydar”, which is to say they can sense who is gay and who is not. The truth is, that we (“...Anonymous , 16, AmarilloTX
yes i hear about this on ricki lake show i dont know if this is just 4 kids or some one my age i did come out tell i was 40 but i knew i was gay but i caregiver for my mom ,and she did like gays that hurt to hear her say that...todd, 45, frazeysburgOH
Lately everything has been really bad. Everyone keeps telling me that my lifestyle is wrong and that I'm going to hell. My grandmother even told me it would be better if I killed myself. Sometimes I feel like she's right.Charlotte, 22, RobbinsIL