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Coming out

A selection of HIV/AIDS related personal stories written by different people from all around the world and sent to AVERT.


Hey my name is jeffrey, 16, deaf, and i am asexual. If the bullies are in the way, move around them.

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37 & Bi

I have never told anyone in my family I'm bi or about this affair. Imagine finding out at 35 your bi in love with your BFF and have no one to tell it to. I'm dying inside and no one the wiser. My family is very old fashioned and will never accept that I like girls.

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Finally free

Im a Lesbian im 20 and I came out today to my parents . Ive known I was a lesbian since I was 7 years old . I never had the courage to come out as a teenager for fear of rejection.

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I figured out that I was bisexual, leaning towards gay, at the age of twelve... Because I'm just awesome like that.

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Personally, for me, being gay and holding it inside myself started to eat away at my family life.

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