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    Dec 05, 2010 9:52 PM GMT
    Basically I am a 19 year old gay male in atlanta ga. Just came out to parents who decided to kick me out. I now have no place to live, no job, no car, etc. Anyone in atl know somebody who needs a roomate?
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    Dec 05, 2010 9:53 PM GMT
    www.craigslist.org
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    Dec 05, 2010 9:56 PM GMT
    ok thanks
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    Dec 05, 2010 9:58 PM GMT
    You be careful on that site radtech10. Import didn't tell you there are lots of predators.

    -Doug
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    Dec 05, 2010 10:02 PM GMT
    Look, call these people because they have access to gay youth outreach that can help.

    Atlanta Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Center (404) 876-5372

    You can email too:

    jpetty@aglc.org
    71 Twelfth Street / Atlanta, GA. 30309-3977

    Be safe!

    -Doug
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    Dec 05, 2010 10:03 PM GMT
    http://www.safe4all.org/resource-list/

    http://www.thetrevorproject.org/youth/local-resources

    **HUGS**
    Stay strong
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    Dec 05, 2010 10:11 PM GMT
    Also consider community center bulletin boards, and other community organizations where you belong.

    My experience has indicated that people whom you get to know first, make for better roommates. I would beware of "blind" roommate situations.

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    Dec 05, 2010 10:11 PM GMT
    Thank you all so much. I appreciate iticon_smile.gif
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    Dec 05, 2010 10:25 PM GMT
    I've contacted someone in Atlanta who would be in a good position to have ideas. Stay strong.
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    Dec 05, 2010 11:38 PM GMT
    gosh mate that is truly awful to hear, sorry about that.

    where are you staying at the moment? still at home?

    just be strong and try and keep a strong head whilst sorting out where you're going to go, what to do etc.

    follow the advise of the guys here and phone those numbers.

    keep us updated.
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    Dec 05, 2010 11:50 PM GMT
    I thought there was an LGBT program for situations like this but I cant remember what its called icon_cry.gif
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    Dec 06, 2010 12:17 AM GMT
    Import saidwww.craigslist.org


    Uncalled for.

    To the OP : don't panic, use the links the guys gave you above, handle one problem at a time.

    My thoughts are with you
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    Dec 06, 2010 12:19 AM GMT
    Contact the Trevor Project. They might be able to give you some additional resources. I'm so very sorry you have such despicable parents. Be strong --do NOT confuse their reaction as anything less than bigotry. They must be very narrow-minded to have done this.
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    Dec 06, 2010 12:21 AM GMT
    PLEASE... keep us updated!
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    Dec 06, 2010 12:23 AM GMT
    EricLA saidContact the Trevor Project. They might be able to give you some additional resources. I'm so very sorry you have such despicable parents. Be strong --do NOT confuse their reaction as anything less than bigotry. They must be very narrow-minded to have done this.


    Yet, they need to be given time. Even some of the most homophobic people in this country have come around.

    But nevermind that... stay focused on yourself for now.
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    Dec 06, 2010 12:27 AM GMT
    YouthPride in Atlanta is a group for young people 13-24.

    YouthPride
    1017 Edgewood Ave.
    Atlanta, GA 30307
    ph: 404.521.9711
    alt: 678.561.INFO

    http://youthpride.org/home

    They have counselors. Contact one of them for some direction in finding housing and help with dealing with your parents.
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    Dec 06, 2010 12:31 AM GMT
    PFLAG ATLANTA
    1911 Cliff Valley Way, NE
    Atlanta, 30329:
    http://www.pflagatl.org/

    Try to direct your parents to this page (What do you do when you find out your child is gay):
    http://www.pflagatl.org/2010/08/what-do-you-do-when-you-find-out-your-child-is-gay-lesbian-or-bisexual/

    Good luck.
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    Dec 06, 2010 12:46 AM GMT
    for the time being can you go stay at a friends place maybe or other family?
  • BIG_N_TALL

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    Dec 06, 2010 12:52 AM GMT
    I'm so sorry to hear that your parents have decided to kick you out. The other guys here have given you some good leads, but I don't think Craig's List is the best option. The Trevor Project and PFLAG are great resources for someone in your situation. Please keep us updated!
  • masculumpedes

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    Dec 06, 2010 12:59 AM GMT
    I am sorry this happened to you....if there is anything I can do..give me a yell. icon_wink.gif

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    Dec 06, 2010 1:01 AM GMT
    thats a despicable thing of them to do for being gay.. my heart goes out to you
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    Dec 06, 2010 1:04 AM GMT
    i can relate to you mate! i was once in your place and was kicked out 3 times in life but i stayed strong and let me tell you things will get better icon_smile.gif
  • MuscleComeBac...

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    Dec 06, 2010 1:08 AM GMT
    Youth Pride
    The Atlanta Center
    PFLAG are all excellent resources. Don't delay. Get to them asap

    You will survive and thrive. And in time, you will come to know your family again without the hate and fear. Fear not.

    DO NOT -repeat - DO NOT move in with anyone who wants anything from you other than rent. Period.

    Check back in with us and let us know what's going on with you.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Dec 06, 2010 2:19 AM GMT
    Call your grandparents and tell them what happened, both sides of the family. If none of them won't take you in, you're better off being outside of that family.
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    Dec 06, 2010 2:23 AM GMT
    that sucks icon_sad.gif! Try couchsurfing.org or ask a friend can you stay at their place for awhile. That sucks, your parents should burn in hell for this! I cant believe that parents would do this to their own child, this is beyond disgusting.