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12 years old & a lesbian

Hello, my name is anonymous (not really) and i am 12 years old in year 8 and i am a lesbian. I started having thoughts about girls when i was 10, but they were only tiny thoughts. When i changed schools in Year 6, those thoughts began to fade a bit. I dated a few guys, but they just weren't for me. But, in year 7, I met this beautiful girl in my class. Due to my crazy personality, we became friends really quickly. After that, my thoughts ff liking girls became stronger, and then i saw this website.

At the start of year 8, i finally told her i liked her. I felt completely fantastic!! But i think she has trouble accepting that i like her. And she said no.....and that she will stick to liking boys. We keep that little secret all to ourselves. We have to be really careful about what we do, because my dad was my teacher in year seven, and teaches the year 7s this year, too. I haven't come out to my mum or dad, considering that i don't know what they'll do to me if i tell them....so I'm scared....

My best friend and I have been keeping this a secret for a while now, and I don't know what will happen if i tell any of my classmates but i think i am gonna tell them soon. Even if they will hate me forever, I will always look up to my beautiful classmate.

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