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i'm 15 years old and i'm having such a hard time coming out of the closet. i think my dad already knows but because i live in a very conservative town, im scared to tell anybody. is there any advice you can give me..... [Frown]
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Well, you've come out here - that's a really good first step.

Would one of your friends listen to you, or a teacher who you trust? What about your mom, if you're uncomfortable telling your dad? Odds are, if you're near a large city, there should be a support group for teens that you can join - or maybe check out a GLBT group at a nearby college. Even though you're not in college, I'm sure they would share resources with you.

That way, you won't have to confront anyone who you know well, but you'll still be able to come out in the way that makes you most comfortable.

Food for thought: just because a town has a conservative reputation doesn't mean that all the people who live there are narrow minded.

There are tons of other 15 year olds going through the same thing that you are. I know that doesn't make it any easier. But it should help you think about yourself in a good way... you're absolutely normal and definitely not alone in what you're going through.

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