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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.


I am a 15 year old bisexual, and my entire life I thought I was completely straight. ...there was a new girl who transferred into my school 2 years ago and as we became good friends, I found that I had a crush on her. I got over my shyness and told her the truth and we started dating shortly after that. We keep it a secret from our parents who are extremely homophobic but after telling one friend and gaining a favorable reaction, we told the rest of our friends and they were more than happy to support us.

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Kristen 2

Am a white girl who live in ghana. Am a lesbian and am in with a black girl does not know,I love her. But i feel she love to but she is afraid to say because lesbianism is not allow in ghana.

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I'm 14, and well, Bi-sexual/Lesbian. I haven't really told anyone cause it's frowned upon where I live. I don't plan on coming out too my Guardians since I was told to 'not come to them with that news.' By them.

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Im Ashlyn and I'm 16 and im a lesbain. When I was 14 i started realizing that i liked girls, I tried to talk myself out of it for the past two years. I thought if i dated enough guys or found a guy good enough it would change who i am because my family is very religious and I am scared they will shut me out if they knew. I dont know how to tell my family and i dont want to get kicked out of my house and I want to tell some of my friends but I still have two years of high school and I dont know if i can go from social butterfly to "that lesbain girl".

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Lauren 1

Im 14. Ive known for a while im bisexual. Ive dated boys in the past and sometimes it feels right but sometimes it doesnt. I told one of my best friends but shes a loud mouth and loves to gossip, i thought id regret telling her cause i thought she'd tell the school and im not ready to come out to everyone yet, but she hasnt told anyone, Then i told my bestest friend and she understood and shes supportive and listens and helps if im down with anything.

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