When I came out to my best friend this previous fall she hugged me and told me that she already knew. She helped me to come out to my immediate family, and now, several months later, I am openly gay. I live in a small, conservative Christian family and town, but I have received nothing but love and support. It took me a long time to reconcile my sexuality and my love for Jesus Christ, but He loves you just the same and I am truly closer to Him than ever before after being honest with myself and others. (Male, 16, gay)

January 16th, 2018