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The Your Stories section is all about you! Please take a minute to tell visitors of the ILGA website about what LGBTI life is like in reality. Please submit your personal story and share your experience!

Share your experiences in PANAMA - Let others know what it’s like to be LGBTI in your country! If an experience is meaningful for you, it will probably be meaningful for someone else. On whatever topic, whether good or bad, your story is how the world knows about your country and LGBTI life. By selecting tags that mark the topic your story, others can learn from your experience.
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Lucky (user currently living in PANAMA) posted for gay readers on 17/12/2013 tagged with gender identity, sexual orientation, religion
Hello, my name is Lucky and I'm 17 years old. Since I was a little kid I knew that I like boys, but while I was growing up I tried to force myself to like a 100% girls. I did have a few crushes on girls and even an official girlfriend, but as always I found myself draming about guys and how would it be to have a male-to-male relationship. I'm not a "normal boy"; I like fashion, I like fashion, make up, I don't like sports, I like art ( here in Panama, guys who like any of those things are usually categorized as gay)... All my life I've been called "gay", "faggot" and some other words that were actually killing me. Right now, I've accepted myself, still with a few insecurities because being gay here it's not something good. The mayority of my friends know I'm gay, I've told them; other people still think I'm gay, but I haven't told them officialy. Today, my mom knows about my sexuality, she doesn't accept it at all, neither she accepts the fact that I'm having a relationship with another boy ( she met him), but I'm looking forward. I'm really happy with my boyfriend and I'll fight for us, but most important is that I'll fight for my happiness; I just can't fool myself again about pretending to like girls.
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