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I live in Alabama, which isn't the most open minded place in America. I am ready to come out, but I am afraid there will be serious consequences. Physically abusive consequences. And if I come out, that means I will be the ONLY outed gay person in my school. What do I do? Am I ready to deal with this? I mean, I already get enough heat because I'm mixed. I'm 15, should I wait?

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Those are all important things to think about.

Have you perhaps made a list of pros and cons to consider them: what benefits you think you'd get from coming out, what benefits you'd get from waiting to do so until you're in a safer environment?

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