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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.

George 1

Hello, my name is George. I am 16 years old and I am gay. I dont know how my family Will react? How my friends will react? I have attempted to find a friend on Facebook who has similar love for my idol Lady GaGa ( who's fans have love
for the gay community). I intend to tell them that I am gay just to have that relief.

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Doug 1

I am a 19 year old college student... I've had 3 sexual partners in my life, 2 being guys and 1 being a girl. ... I plan on keeping my masculinity strong because I like it and I want people to know that gay/bisexual people are not what society sees them as. We are people that are just the same as a heterosexual person that want equality and not to throw it in their faces or anything but I do believe that homosexuality has been out as long as heterosexuality has!

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Stephanie 1

I am 17, and though i have never had a boyfriend or girlfriend, i know i am bisexual. I haven't told any of my close friends yet, i think i am just waiting for the right moment. At least that's what i tell myself. I am nervous even though i know they'll accept it.

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Lucy 1

I am really confused on if i am a lesbian or not. If I told my family that i liked women, they would probably laugh in my face and tell me I am too young to know what I want. But I can't control my thoughts. I have been trying to figure out who i am. I went through the same thing 2 years ago... But i convinced myself that it was just a stage in my life.

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Cal

I'm Cal and I'm 14 years old. I've known that I like guys since I was 10 years old, and always called myself bi. I felt more safe that way and thought if anyone knew I was gay it would be a massive thing. I finally accepted that I was gay at the age of 12, and have since been busting to tell someone. You don't have to come out until you're 100% ready to.

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