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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.


People who I've know as a child and have lost contact with usually ask me, when did you become a lesbian....I don't know when, I've never been that interested in guys anyways, I've always looked for people to accept me.

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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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Jacob 1

I am a 12 year homosexual living in Canada. My dad I am pretty sure would rather die then know that his son was gay (Also one of my older sister's is gay), which really makes me feel happy and she hasn't told our dad either.

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Jen 2

I am 15 years old, i just had my first girlfriend. I don't know who to talk to about it because I'm scared of what can happen if people knew how I felt and use it against me. My mother says that i don't know what I want, she doesn't accept that her own brother is gay. I don't know what to do, I just want to give up on trying to be with someone because I'm so clueless. I am sure about one thing though, I've liked girls since I was about 10 years old.

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Kayla 1

I'm Kayla and I'm 15 years old, nearly 16 :) I was 13 when I realised that I liked girls as well as boys. I haven't yet had a girlfriend, but I had a boyfriend last year. Now that I think about it, I didn't actually like him much. I broke up with him after 3 months because I didn't feel the same way and it would've been horrible of me to lead him on.

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