Many of the gay teens are committing suicide now a days even though being gay is not a crime. Some of the major problems face by homosexual teens are feeling unloved, unsupported from their home environment, being isolated from groups, friends and families.
The incidents of suicide cases among gay teens are much more as compared to other cases. Many gay teens are often bullied and isolated by other people- also know as gay bashing. This in turn makes them feel lonely, isolated, desperate, etc. It has been noted that many gay teens with unresolved issues go on the wrong path and come under they prey of excessive alcohol, drugs, and other bad habits due to pressures on them.
In previous times gay teens use to hide there identity but now all of them are coming forward and fighting against all the injustice done to them, after all there is nothing wrong and all of them have the right to live.
How do you know you are homosexual? This is the most common question which is mostly asked by youth who are trying to understand their feelings. Just because you are not attracted to the opposite sex doesn’t make you gay. Each and every race on earth has varying times for puberty. Some may gain at a very early stage and for some it may take time. For most gay people they start having crushes on people of their same sex orientation in their youth- it can be anyone, either friend, class mate, etc. and it’s not your fault- it’s merely sexual characteristics.
Homosexuality is not hereditary according to recent statistics- the ratio of gay man among hetero men is 1:10 so it’s quite large in number. Homosexuality is not something to be feared or ashamed of, as no one can truly say the character of a man from his sexuality.
The most important and often asked question by many of gay teens are “How do you talk to your parents about being homosexual ?” Talking to your parents about homosexuality is very tough task and it’s almost near to impossible.
Most of the times gay youths run away from home in fear that their parents will disown them and some teens who go through with it and talk to parents are often isolated by parents and society. Most of the time there is a fight between parents and child which leads to break there relationship.
Many teens in this situation, after being isolated from family and friends just because of their gender base, try to commit suicide. The suicide cases in gay teens are three times more than hetero teens. My tip for gay teens are that things will change and are now changing slowly and steadily. The world is changing, gay teens were considered taboo in the past but now they are being accepted in each and every field.
Whatever you do, just do not lose hope and consider committing suicide because life is very precious. I know it’s very difficult to face your parents but it can be done- just try to look straight forward in their eyes and start the topic about your being gay, firstly they would be astonished but try to convince them that its not your fault- if they understand you they will accept you. Though it may take some time, it is possible to regain your parents’ acceptance and love. You must be strong enough to love them and forgive them in the event that they have difficulties with your sexual orientation (this is a life lesson that will make you very strong as a person).
Another question that is asked often is “Why am I gay?” It’s not in your control to be gay and neither is it your own fault according to scientists. High level of secretion of testosterone leads to the development of man while high levels of secretion of estrogen and progesterone leads to developing the brain of woman. The secretion of this hormone during prenatal stage may lead to form homosexual tendencies.
Historically, there were many acts against homosexuality in Christianity and many homosexuals were harassed and sentenced to death. But now times have changed, and now Christianity and Christian churches are accepting gay people and there are many a gay friendly church in Europe and the United States.
One of the cities where there is no discrimination is Johannesburg. There are many homosexual people who are open about there sexuality there. This is one place where gay people live a worry free life. There are many churches dedicated to homosexuality only. It’s very important for homosexual people to find a support group of same type of peoples in a lgbt church because no one can live life alone. Everyone needs support, the people in lgbt churches are very friendly and will understand all your problems because all of them know what it’s like. There is most likely a lgbt support group near you.
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