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Young and LGBT

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

Crystal 2

my names crystal but everyone calls me Chris im 15 years old and im a lesbian i knew since about the 1st grade that i liked girls and not really boys...

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Hi im toby im 14 and i came out about number 2 months ago. I think I've known i was gay since i was 11 or 12. I told myself that i needed to to tell someone but i didn't have the balls to tell them myself , so i just text my friend Emily and said "i have something to tell you" , and then just told her im gay. its alot easier coming out through text because all u have to do is click send ,but i strongly advise against it because had butterflies in my stomach all weekend untill i saw her again on Monday. Read more


I'm a 14 year old bisexual girl and to be honest I'm quite happy with it. but its not all pop tarts and cereal; I deal with a lot of ish from people who believe that bisexuality doesn't exist Read more

James 1

I am 15 and Gay. I came out over a year ago now. Before I came out, I was completely terrified about how people were going to react. A year on, Life has only just got better. I am a mentor to younger students and also take many other leadership tasks. Without coming out, i simply wouldn't have had the confidence to run for these opportunities. Read more

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