I have been Bi for 1 year now. I found this website so I have a question. Why don't my parents approve of me being bi? And why won't my parents let me go to the pride parade next year? I am feeling suicidal these days. And I have type 1 diabetes so my parents threaten me by taking away my insulin if I don't become straight.
It is difficult to say why your parents are opposed to yor orientation. Have you asked them? Many people form negative views of "non-straight" sexuality based on religious teachings. Your parents' negative views probably prompt them to keep you away from anything that may "turn you gay". IN their view, going to a pride festival may encourage your orientation. Our culture propegates a tremendous amount of inaccurate infromation regarding sexuality. Chelsea, there is nothing wrong with you or your atttractions. Being bisexual is one of the normal, natural expressions of human sexuality. Below, you will find some local reosurces for LGBT youth. Take some time to look into the programs. Most organizations have support services for LGBT youth and their families. Keeping you away from a pride parade will not change your sexuality. Threatening to take away your insulin is a severe reaction, not to mention slightly abusive. Denying you your medication will not change your sexuality. IF you need to talk to someone, contact the local reources below. Unfortunately, the Trevor lifeline does not operate in Canada. But, you can reach out to another ource of help. This crisis line is open to anyone who needs to talk about any issue. Teen Line: 3:30 PM To 11:00 PM Tuesday to Saturday (teens calling outside these times will be transferred to the adult crisis line) 24 hours/7 days - Calgary ; Edmonton ; Northern Alberta ; Southern Alberta
Adult Crisis Line: (780) 429-0230 Teens Helping Teens Crisis Line: 1-877-803-TEEN (8336)