We're you KICKED OUT too?

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    Mar 25, 2010 3:42 AM GMT
    I was reading a forum earlier about a high school senior named Derrick Martin, and saw that he was kicked out at an early age because of his sexuality and desiring to go to prom with his boyfriend. I wondered if this was common in the gay community. Were you thrown into the streets by your parents at a young age too?

    Me personally, I wasn't kicked out: I simply just choice to leave and be more independent on my own. I did this because I already knew how my parents would react about my sexuality. I'm 20 and they still don't know my sexual preference-never will!
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    Mar 25, 2010 3:48 AM GMT
    No.

    That's because they don't know. If they find out, they will drag me out of the house so fast I wouldn't know what has happened.

    That's why I never want them to know because I love them with all my heart and living without them in my life would be impossible for me - and I know they would never love me completely - but that's the sad reality of how life is.
  • leixguy

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    Mar 25, 2010 3:52 AM GMT
    its a really weird situation with me, my family know im gay (or at least suspect) but i cant bring myself to tell them.
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    Mar 25, 2010 4:33 AM GMT
    I told my oldest sister first, I was probably around 16 at the time,, she was fine with it and said my folks would probably be as well. They were for the most part,, just a little worried about how I would be so sure at such a young age.. Mom said I probably shouldn't say anything to my middle sister (married and living away at the time) and my aunt as they probably wouldn't take it so well. Remember this was waaaay back..
    Well I never told my sister and her husband (we thought he was a bit of a redneck country boy) for years and years and years and when it finally came I told her she said she'd already figured that out. I asked her what her husband thought and she said something like "oh hell he couldn't give a damn one way or the other and laughed" . So I went and wasted all those years thinking I was hiding it from them and espeically avoiding him worried about what they might think and here they knew all along and couldn't have cared less. He even wanted me to take him to a gay bar to see one and he had a great time but asked me not to let my sister know that LOL . What a waste I made there. My aunt, she couldn't have cared less about it either it turned out.
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    Mar 25, 2010 4:43 AM GMT
    beneful1 saidI told my oldest sister first, I was probably around 16 at the time,, she was fine with it and said my folks would probably be as well. They were for the most part,, just a little worried about how I would be so sure at such a young age.. Mom said I probably shouldn't say anything to my middle sister (married and living away at the time) and my aunt as they probably wouldn't take it so well. Remember this was waaaay back..
    Well I never told my sister and her husband (we thought he was a bit of a redneck country boy) for years and years and years and when it finally came I told her she said she'd already figured that out. I asked her what her husband thought and she said something like "oh hell he couldn't give a damn one way or the other and laughed" . So I went and wasted all those years thinking I was hiding it from them and espeically avoiding him worried about what they might think and here they knew all along and couldn't have cared less. He even wanted me to take him to a gay bar to see one and he had a great time but asked me not to let my sister know that LOL . What a waste I made there. My aunt, she couldn't have cared less about it either it turned out.


    It's VERY different being in a family that has foundations in the American culture...I am first generation American in my family - and having my parents be from a total different culture is another situation.