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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.

Ben 1

My name is Ben, and I'm gay. I have told a few of my friends, so I am by no means open yet. I'm not afraid of how my peers at school would react, but I'm afraid of my parents reaction.

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Colby

im 16 and i am gay. i don't know how to tell a straight guy from a gay one. i came out when i was in 7th grade everyone new. i have lost and i have gained few friends. most or should i say all of my friends are girls. i live in a redneck county. i hate it all of the guys here are rude and hatefull. i go through hell everyday to live my life and to be happy.

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Wyatt

I am twenty years old, studying at a decent college, and yet I'm still living a lie. Sometimes I would even look for gay sexual acts on the internet, just to prove to myself I didn't like it. I'm writing to plead you to not hide yourself, to not build up these walls. No harm can come to your loved ones from your homosexuality, and there is nothing to fear or hate about yourself.

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Vince M

It all started when I was 13 years old... I started to think I'm gay, I had no reason at all to think this. I went to talk to my guidance counsellor at my school and she really helped me. Even though she told me I should give myself some time to see where things would go and that there is nothing wrong with being gay I still kept saying to myself that I didn't want to be gay. After a few months, I came out to one of my sisters and also my mother. I have two other sisters but I never did come out to them (I don't really know why). However, I haven't told my brother yet. We don't get along... Read more Read more

George 1

Hello, my name is George. I am 16 years old and I am gay. I dont know how my family Will react? How my friends will react? I have attempted to find a friend on Facebook who has similar love for my idol Lady GaGa ( who's fans have love
for the gay community). I intend to tell them that I am gay just to have that relief.

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