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i'm 14 and i'm gay and my parents are homophobic

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  • i'm 14 and i'm gay and my parents are homophobic

    honestly life has been so stressful lately, i've always felt like an outsider in my family. i never really enjoyed their presence either and they never enjoyed mine. they're always stressing me and annoying me about grades, and how i never do my work and that i'm lazy and dumb. they really don't know how hard life is rn especially when i'm doing my cambridge mock exams. and lately there's been speculation about my sexuality and how people question whether i'm gay or straight, i told my parents about this, but the didn't seem to give any notice by it. rn i feel like i'm just gonna runaway or die i don't know, i'd love for my family to fully accept me for who i am, but i don't see that ever happening. so if you're still reading this i was wondering if u know any organisations that could foster me or something because right now i really can't handle the stress and the trauma.

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    Thank you for reaching out to us here at National Runaway Safeline. We understand that it takes courage to seek help. We are sorry to hear that you don't have a good relationship with your family. You deserve to be respected and loved regardless of your sexuality. Talking to someone about how you feel could help, in addition to our services you could contact the LGBT National Talkline (1-800-246-7743). It sounds like you are thinking about running away. Having a plan about where you would and how you would take care of yourself is important. If you decide to runaway your family has the right to file a runaway report. With a runaway report, if the police find you they may return you home. Running away isn't against the law but if you were to stay with a friend they could get charged with harboring a runaway. There are youth shelters that you may be able to go to but most of them require parental consent. You could try asking your family if they would allow you to stay with another family member or close friend that accepts you. Another option that you have is contacting CPS if you don't feel safe at home. We hope that you found this information helpful, please feel free to contact us directly via our 24 hour crisis hotline (1-800-786-2929), email, or live chat.
    Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

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