Not sure if this is the right forum (apologies in advance), but here goes.
My godbrother is gay, but only to his very close friends. He has yet to open up to his family and his other friends. He doesn't have too much of a problem with this at the moment, because he reckons that he'll open up when he's financially secure. In an Asian country like ours, it's common to hear stories of how families disown their own flesh and blood just because they're homosexual.
The other part to this story is his sexual frustration. He's 19 (the same age as I am). We (me and the friends who know) have advised him to join the GLBT group our university in Australia has, but he feels very discouraged as he thinks that it's too serious and too deep, and he's unprepared for that pressure. It looks like all he's looking for is a relationship and someone special to take care of him in the romantic sense.
I appreciate any help/advice from anyone who has been in this kind of situation before. How did you open up (especially with families that are very strict, as descrbied) and what happened? Also, any advice on how we can help my godbrother would be awesome. His frustrations and loneliness have been going on for about a year or so now. Please help.
Apologies again if I've posted in the wrong forum.
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