You are here

Dealing with homophobia

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?

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...

Eric 1

Hi my name is Eric and I'm HIV positive. I've always been bullied I've always been humiliated because I'm gay

Igor

I was eighteen when I lost my virginity. It was a boy I slept with, not a girl. Russia is negatively famous for its homophobic attitudes towards homosexuality. The Russians consider gay people miserable, mental disabled and the most disgusting beings on earth. It's very dangerous to be a gay in this country like Russia. I was beaten by two guys. I chatted with one of them on the Internet.

Duma

i am a 25 year old gay man living in South Africa. I will not come out 2 anyone. I have been called gay, fag, stabane, sophy, caroline, the list is endless, 4 as long as i can remember.

Silent One

I'm now who I am. I'm outwardly bi. I like girls and guys. If ever I get another girlfriend, or a boyfriend(?), my point in having one is to get into a satisfying relationship, wherein I can express myself, and just love my partner and be loved for who I am. I've never been this me, and now I'm in the stage of accepting myself for who I am, because all of my life I really had a problem accepting my own imperfections. But now I'm better. Because I'm out.

Brandin

My first open gay crush was a guy named L, at the RV/Beach Resort my family visits during most summers. I came out to my friends and selective family members at 14, and they were all very supportive. Point of the story: If you're afraid to come out, just tell your closest people. You're gonna have haters, but who the Hell doesn't?

Dan 2

i am 21 years old and a graduating college student...i meet a friend, he become my best friend. i felt something peculiar the way we treat each other and i just felt-off that i'm in love with him and at the same time i discovered that i'm a gay. at first i can't accept it because they say being gay is sin and i don't want to go hell. i did confess everything to him and he replied "yuck' hehehehe.. i guess he is hiding something. ...but i understand him that way because both of our parents are strict. and here in our country gays are not totally accepted.

Ryan 1

when i was in year 8 i fancied someone in my year [...] someone in my class said to me that he is gay, and then we were seeing each other. Then everyone in my year was calling me gay and i was getting abused. It was in the half team that i said i was gay, when we got back to school i have a lot of name call, but by the end of the week everyone accepted me for who i am. Still now i am getting name calling at me, but i just didn't say nothing back to him because that is who I am so just accepted it.

Joshua

My name is Josh and im 16. Ive known i was gay since the beginning of my life(where my memories started). Im living in the closet and it does suck but i am fortunate that they're brave people who are out and fighting for our rights. Hopefully one day i can join them and protest with them. My family are homophobic, but i still love them , they are just not exposed and educated on this stuff. My name is joshua and one day i will come out and i am , will be a proud gay human being!

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Dealing with homophobia