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  • I'm 17 and I'm afraid of my future

    I'm 17 I live in New Jersey and I just came from Colombia 2 years ago. I am currently a temporal resident and in April I'm going to send my application to get the permanent. My whole life till I was 15 I live with my mom then my dad offered me the opportunity to come to an amazing country as the us. He didn't know I was gay neither my mom. They found out in December 2012 and since then they have told me all the horrible things you could think about a pair of homophobics, my dad even punched me in one occasion and took away my phone and control every move I do, because of my sexual orientation. This week he found out that I was going out with a boy and I confessed he was my boyfriend. Today I heard that he and my mom( they're divorced) were planning on send me back to Colombia. A country that I think is not the best option for me. I love this country and all the great opportunities it offer and I'm a great student that most likely will go to a top university. I don't know what to do. I don't know my options I've googled about emancipation, abuse from my parents, running away but I don't know what's the best option. I need help immediately. Please. I would be the most grateful person in the world.

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    I'm 17 and I'm afraid of my future

    Thanks for contacting the National Runaway Safeline.
    We are sorry to hear about your situation, it sounds like you are going through what must feel like desperate times.
    Good for you in reaching out for help.

    No one deserves to be put down and abused it's unfortunate that you have had to endure such bad behavior. You have the right to a safe environment and to your feelings.
    Please contact our 24hr crisis line at 1-800-Runaway (786-2929) or visit our website for our live chat service available from 4:30pm until 11:30pm (CST).

    We would welcome the opportunity to listen and speak to you about your situation and to explore any legal, or safe place options that may be available to you.
    You are very courageous in reaching out to NRS it must have taken a lot of thought to contact us.
    Good for you.

    We hope that we can be of assistance in some way and look forward to hearing from you.
    Take Care,
    Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

    National Runaway Safeline
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