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Beth (user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for gay readers in response to this story on 05/11/2011 tagged with human rights, illegality of male to male relationships +10
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Dear Oscar,
Suicide is never the answer! Please don't hurt yourself it's not worth it. I'm sure that would hurt your parents more than finding out that you are having these feelings. These is nothing wrong with you, you don't need to act like nothing happened. If your not into women then that is how it is. You can't help how you feel and who you are attracted to. It's no ones business but your own. You don't have to be ashamed of it. If you tell your parents and they are not accepting of it then there is nothing more you can do. Move on with your life. It sounds like you are very close to your mom and you love her alot. She sounds like she would be ok with it. I don't know how things are in Belize with Gay Rights and Homosexuality. But things aren't any better here in the United States. Your biggest allies will be your family. Good luck to you! I hope all goes well and you make it out ok.
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oscar (user currently living in BELIZE) posted for gay readers on 04/11/2011 tagged with illegality of male to male relationships +5
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well I'm 21 year old,and my life is the worst.from since i was like 14 years old i notice i was different from other guys in school then i start to notice i don't like girls.then from since that i couldn't live happy any more as i knew my parents would accept that no way.so i started to make like nothing happens,but so many thing where going on my mine.from since i was like 18 i started to think allot in suicide.but i think allot in my mom at the same time for she would suffer allot.and i love her so much.here at the place were i live i don't hear about any other gay men,well maybe exists but it's just like me too.sometime some friends have ask me if I'm gay but i just say no.for they have notice i don't have any girlfriend.up to now i haven't revile this secret to no one,only me and god!but i just cant understand why people hate gay and lesbians so much.being gay we don't hurt no one.we have the right to live too,i know we are not perfect but there's no perfect person in this world as i know.some time i cant even sleep thinking about the day when people know about this.but up to now the only solution i have find for me is suicide.i just cant live with this any more my life is so miserable. And there is allot more horrible things i have lived.please write me at my email and tell me any comment about my story.
love_everyone33@yahoo.com
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