My name is Bill. I am 15 years old. I knew that I am gay from an early age and I have had loving friends to support me. My parents and other family members is a different story. When I came out my parents would constantly make fun of me and bully me around. I eventually started spiraling into a major depression and had the urge to kill myself. I eventually started to realize that I do have friends that care about me and I moved on with my life. Then later on my parents found out that I am gay again and I was grounded for about 3 months and was constantly made fun of until they eventually “forget” and pretend I am straight again. I made friends with the school librarian that year and she helped a couple school mates and I start a GSA. She basically took a motherly role when it came to problems at home and problems at school. I adore her and she is one of the biggest role models in my life. I don’t think my parents are bad people, I just don’t like some of their viewpoints and it is hard to explain to them how I feel. I believe that you just need to find a good adult figure to follow and talk to in your life to be able to move on.
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