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LGBT & Sexuality

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

B Addis

Hi my name is B am 19. I live in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.... i am gay i knew that i'm gay befor 8 years when i was grade 5. I'm ashamed of it and even it is unthinkable to expose that i am gay. As ethiopian orthodox church is dominant homosexuality is so punishable abtu 26 yrs in prison that is why am afraid. What can i do? Read more

Kristofer

I, a gay male, a gay teen of 16, have but recently come to terms with my own "internal struggles." My parents took it like champs. They accepted me, told me they'd love me no matter what and even cried a little that I didn't trust them enough to tell them. They tell me things like be careful because the gay lifestyle is harder, more dangerous. Read more

Zachery

Hi guys, my name is Zachery, and I am 16. You know how people say, "Oh I have known all my life that I was gay," well for me that is not true. The very first person I came out to was my best friend. She is very nice and accepting but I was still worried to tell anyone. That is because my school is basically homophobe high, being gay is a very bad idea there... Read more

Ronek

Being 19, HIV+, and going to school in another state, I felt lonely. I was away from all my close friends and I had no idea how to really handle the situation. I told every single person I was sexually active with to get tested and they all got back to me saying they were negative. It didn't matter who infected me, as long as they knew and they got tested. Read more

Kabelo

I have never been attracted to girls, never even tried to date a girl ever. I think I'm coming to terms with being gay and the only reason I don't want to come out is because I don't want to be ostracized.

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