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Crystal: 15 and a lesbian

My name’s Crystal but everyone calls me Cris. I'm 15 years old and I'm a lesbian. I have known since about the 1st grade that I liked girls, and not really boys. I always had crushes on the female teachers or my classmates, but I never really understood it. I thought it was okay and stuff, but in the 8th grade I had my 1st girlfriend - let’s call her A. We were dating for about two months before anyone else knew, so one day I told my mom, she thought it was a phase and I’ll someday get over her, but I didn’t.

I ended up coming out to my friends and school, everyone was pretty cool. I even helped make an LGBT group to help any other students. Well what I’m trying to say there will never be a good or a right time to come out, you come out when you feel you're ready and trust me there’s always going to be someone too hate or dislike you, and you will loss friends, but who cares long as your happy with yourself. I really hope I helped just one person who ever is reading it gets so much better trust me!

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