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  • I want to leave but can I ?

    Just because I'm a lesbian my parents took my phone (but I had an old phone that I had hid away that I was using but they refuse to give me my old phone back or pay my bill) but they took my phone , threatened to call the cops on my girlfriend, took away my car keys, beats me, and threaten to kick me out. I think I'm just overreacting but I just don't like how I got everything snatched from me . My phone, my car, and my privacy. I just wish they would be more supportive . But I'm only 16... do I have to wait until I'm 17 til I leave ? Or since they don't even talk to me anymore ... should I just tough it out

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    Please see our response to your similar forum post:

    "Hello there, thanks for reaching out today.

    Sounds like you are being harmed and punished because you are a lesbian. That is wildly not okay. You should be loved and accepted for who you are, especially in your own home. It makes since that you want to leave now. You are so right, they should be more supportive of you. Here at NRS we truly want to help.

    You mentioned that your parents beat you. You so do not deserve to be harmed in anyway. You do have the right to report any abuse going on in your home to Child Protective Services (CPS). If they find that the abuse is highly dangerous they would remove you from your home. To learn more about reporting you might contact the expert child advocates at Child Help 1-800-422-4453. If you ever feel like you are in immediate danger, please call 911.

    The easiest way you can leave immediately legally is with your parent’s permission. It sounds like your parents are isolating you at home so this might be really hard for you. However, if there was another relative you could live with you might include them in on the conversation so they can help advocate for you moving to your parents.

    Again, is it completely unacceptable for you to be punished because of your sexual orientation. If you ever felt like you need support from the member of the LGBTQ community, you can always chat with the LGBT National Hotline

    Please do not hesitate to reach out over chat or phone if you would like to talk through your situation. We are here to listen, here to help.

    Stay safe,

    Last edited by ccsmod7; 07-07-2017, 10:56 PM.
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