That coming-outs are a thing is a shame. That people have to admit being a bit different from other folks like it’s a crime, that they have to justify themselves for who they love and even risk losing friends, family and their home over it. But moments like the one in this video make it almost worth it that the coming-out is still a ritual many queer teens have to go through. Almost.
How not to react when your child tells you that he’s gay
He was kicked out of the house after this *sigh*
Sadly America has a widespread problem with teens being kicked out of their homes because their parents don’t agree with who their kids happen to fall in love with. According to a survey in 2013 an incredible 40% of all homeless kids in the Unites States identify as queer. That means over one million queer kids. Let that number sink in for a second. And more than half of them were victims of sexual assault on the streets after their parents kicked them out.
If you are in a similar situation please know that there are people who will move mountains to help you. If you don’t know where to go please reach out to the Youth Helpline; their hotline number is available toll-free under 1-800-246-PRIDE. The helpline is staffed Monday through Friday from 5pm to 9pm, Pacific Time. If you live in another country and need help finding the number of your local LGBT helpline drop us a mail and we’ll try to find it for you as soon as possible.
Seems like this is still a thing