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've asked a question here before, but life's just gotten more confusing. Sometimes, I feel like a boy, sometimes I feel like a girl. My friend then explained that that's genderqueering or genderfluidity, which makes sense. But when I talk about it, I...Billie, 15, EvansvilleIN
Hi Trevor. I've sent in a few letters before, but this time I'm doing pretty fine. I just need a little help on some resources to help people understand how words affect people. I recently started going to public school, and today I told my...Morgan B, 15, Los AngelesCA
I just wanted to write and get it off my chest. Im a 17 year old guy, who identifies as gay but I am also closeted. Im having doubts on whether or not to come out to my friends and family during college or during high school. I am also an identical...Alex, 17, High PointNC
i was wondering ifyou only answer he prioity letters because it seems like all the one publihed tothe site are about suicidal teens. i know the maingoal of this site is suicide prevention and its great but i dodnt check it because i didn want someone i...Jen, 14, xxxVA
I've always been comfortable with myself and pretty confident. I've never really had the need for a boyfriend. And I've never really felt like boys were attracted to me because I'm 6 ft tall... I know I'm attracted to boys but I've never really wanted to...Samantha, 18, MuncieIN
I was tested for HIV about a few months ago. I'm schedualling a follow up as you read this. I've only had unprotected sex twice and I don't really plan on ever doing it again because of all the health risks that come with it. The second time I had it...Vincent, 18, OakleyCA
Last year was pretty rough. My parents fighting got alot worse. My self-harming got really bad. Things were just really rough. This year I'm trying to make things alot better. Even if my parents still fight alot I stopped cutting so thats...April, 15, SalinaKS
Hi Matt, Thanks for your email! It is so awesome that you have identified yourself as bisexual! It takes some of us many years to understand our own sexuality! If you can, find a adult that you feel comfortable talking with (a parent, a teacher...Matt, 23, ChicagoIL