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I Am Struggling With Being Gay

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 1,417 People

    I live in a homophobic household/am bullied at

    school. and I want reassurance that there is nothing wrong with me, I know there isn't but after years their words seep in and make me feel ashamed of liking girls. I just want to feel normal and not like a freak anymore.
    whyaretherenousernamesleft whyaretherenousernamesleft 18-21, T 2 Responses Sep 29, 2015

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    I'm struggling about my sexuality.

    ... Is there anyone who can help me out from this plzzzzzzzzz
    jkmkjk jkmkjk 26-30 2 Responses Feb 23, 2014

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    A lot of people call me gay.

    I haven't come out of the closet. I just blow it off. And my friends stick up for me and tell people I'm not gay. It kills me that my friends don't know I'm gay but I can't come out of the closet.
    Zaqhary Zaqhary 16-17, M 3 Responses Nov 29, 2013

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    I have a major problem with my best friend he's

    heterosexual and I'm homosexual but I have really gotten to know him over the past few months during lunch at school and I like him I guess. I'm stuck and confused about what I should do or want to-do. I'm not going to ask him out or anything but should I tell him I like him and...
    nathan5081 nathan5081 16-17, M 5 Responses May 7, 2015

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    I need advice on how to date someone

    while still remaining in the closet
    asterwesley asterwesley 16-17, M 3 Responses May 6, 2015

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    Is it ok to be gay? I'm mostly in the closet.

    I've grown up in a homophobic environment and although some would accept it, most would pity me & think it's disgusting. It's as if there's something wrong with being Gay. Not feeling very comfortable.
    AussieCharlie AussieCharlie 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 6

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    Sometimes I wonder as a closet bisexual how my

    life would have been if I was more open and dated more women. I feel if something happens to the relationship I'm in now I might want to live as a lesbian.
    Dahlia86 Dahlia86 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 25, 2015

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    Mom.

    I've tried to tell mom that I'M gay a couple of times before and (if you read my first story you know how that ended) it was so bad... So now I'M here... Three years after all that **** happened and we "Moved on"... My mom talks to me about girls... just to know if im dating...
    josean03 josean03 18-21, M 7 Responses Nov 14, 2013

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    Sucks not being able to come out to your family

    knowing that they don't accept gays ..
    Angelsoto30 Angelsoto30 22-25, M 4 Responses Jun 7, 2015

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    Hello guys, I am a bisexual male

    and I have a real passion to help struggling or confused or scared or lonely gay teenage boys, please reach out I want to help
    BiBoy3 BiBoy3 31-35, M 1 Response May 29, 2015

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    I hate that I'm gay. :(

    and I hate that I'm alone because I can't come out. If anyone needs anyone to talk to, I'm here.
    willnevertell07 willnevertell07 26-30, M 2 Responses May 8, 2015

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    so I have a girlfriend

    and o love her for her bit I have no idea how to say that her parts make me feel sick because I'm gay. I love her tho she is the only girl I have loved and I've had s*x with a few guys but I didn't love any of them. I've been thinking of using viagra or similar for when we do...
    cjisbi cjisbi 16-17, T Dec 1, 2015

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    I wish I could just like women

    and be normal. Liking guys has taken me to the lowest point of my life
    lostsoul9011 lostsoul9011 22-25, M 4 Responses Mar 10, 2014

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    Ugh I can't live like this anymore.

    I can't take it. I'm a closeted gay/bisexual guy and most of my family is conservative and homophobic (due to their so called christian values and beliefs). I need someone to talk to because I have no close friends that I hang out with at my college. I love the school I'm at but...
    GCassr22 GCassr22 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 26

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    I am a Gay Man from an Asian Archipelago.

    I am a Honor Student, A Licensed Teacher and an Heir to our Family Business. My Family is not really open-minded about Homosexuality. They have so much expectations from me. How will I come out? I do not like to hurt or disappoint my family. I love them so much.
    dbearbmax dbearbmax 22-25, M 4 Responses May 9, 2015

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    I don't understand today how being gay is truly

    accepted. Today the most acceptance is "I'm okay with yo being gay" or "I'm happy for you." True acceptance would be "so?" Only then is it truly acceptance. Because then being gay isn't different or weird. It's nothing different. It's just normal. It's insignificant.
    LizzieWolf LizzieWolf 13-15, T 5 Responses Mar 21, 2014

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    I Am a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual But No One Can Know.

    For those who feel like they are uncool, no one knows them and they're just not one of the popular kids, I feel for you but then again I would rather put myself in your shoes than to live a life that I have right now where everyone surrounds me expect something of me or even look...
    confusion confusion 26-30, F 18 Responses Oct 3, 2007

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    actually I feel bad for people

    who are struggling with being gay or just coming out because everyone's family is mostly ****** up I mean honestly if the “family” I have didn't accept me except my mom or dad I wouldn't give a **** so being myself was easy because I simply did not give a fuckk.. if someone...
    shiasan shiasan 16-17, M Jul 15, 2015

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    I battle with the homosexual spirit.

    ... I want a family a wife and kids..... I love God and my savior Jesus Christ... I know the homosexual life style is wrong.... But I don't understand why I have to deal with this.... This is something that I have prayed and cried about and have asked God not to let me give in...
    Tired23 Tired23 22-25, M 6 Responses Jul 25, 2014

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    Here's my story... Read it

    or not. I don't care. I'm gay but I'm also Christian and well that mixes as well as water mixes with oil. Especially when you have hard core Christian that you also love and grew up in the church. I know what's right from wrong and I try to suppress my urges and sometimes I...
    kp4w kp4w 18-21, M 9 Responses Aug 9, 2014

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    Don't Waste Your Life

    Being sexually attracted to men has been around longer than the bible and has been part of mankind since the being. Life is short. Live life to the fullest. Don't wait until you're older and regret wasting your youth. It is easier said than done, I realize that. But there is...
    soburied soburied 51-55, M 4 Responses Sep 21, 2013

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    Hi, hope you are all well

    and healthy. I am 30 years old Indian Gay men & well settled Software employee and currently living in Hyderabad,India. I am single, not in a relation with any gay. Due to family and society pressure. I am looking for a decent educated understanding lesbian for MOC, Please...
    pranaireddy pranaireddy 26-30, M Jan 21

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    I wanna end it all. Why do I have to be gay?

    I hate it. I hate that I feel like I have no one and I hate the fact that I came out to some of my friends and I've lost them. I just hate everything.
    willnevertell07 willnevertell07 26-30, M 6 Responses Jul 7, 2015

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    I am a born again christian attracted to guys.

    This creates a lot of inter turmoil as I long to be free but not really if you know what I mean. I have spent many years praying to be set free but it's getting to a point where I'm just depressed now. I actually don't know what the hell to do.
    lillost88 lillost88 26-30, M 7 Responses Aug 9, 2015

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    Ok. So I'm 23 & just starting to come to terms

    with my sexuality. About 8 months ago, I finally started to acknowledge that I liked girls & allowed myself the space & time to come to terms with everything & engage with this identity. Once I got over the initial acknowledgement, I embraced it pretty fast. Everything finally...
    lostlamp lostlamp 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 20, 2015

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    So, after some thinking,

    I'm going to take the next 2 1/2 months and be completely non sexually or romantically involved. Not that I would be involved with anyone and not tell them my situation first. I think that time will help me see a lot of things more clearly and just find myself again. I really...
    RobertE22 RobertE22 31-35 1 Response Apr 25, 2015

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    Small Town, Nothing In Common.

    All the gay guys at my high school well you can tell they are gay. I dont understand it. How come im gay but i dont even act it? I im glad i dont but I wish there were just more people like me where I live. If I said Im gay they wouldnt think that Im just a regular guy they would...
    tomtombear tomtombear 18-21, M 29 Responses Dec 2, 2008

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    2013

    It has been a long time since the last time a shared a “story”, Yet, so many things have happened in my life (mostly good), that I have decided to once more sit down and share. Truly 2012 was a blessed year for me. I had my social “coming-out” as a gay man…and to be...
    Ralphsnt69 Ralphsnt69 46-50, M 7 Responses Jan 19, 2013

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    I'm 26 years old and just came out to my best

    friend well only friend about 4 months ago. Before that I did not really think much of it, I always thought to myself that I'll take it to the grave and no one will ever know. but ever since I told him (he was very accepting which surprised me) I thought I would feel good, like...
    uddon uddon 26-30, M 5 Responses May 3, 2015

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    Gay In Yemen

    This is a summary of my life till now, and almost every gay person who is living in one of the 7 countries which denies gay rights and perform death penalty on those who have sexual gay relations has the same life or maybe worse because of that: I am a gay Muslim, living and...
    yemengay yemengay 22-25, M 15 Responses May 16, 2013

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    Hi, I'm a 19 year old lad,

    I have a girlfriend and well, a few weeks ago I slept with a friend of mine (A guy) And well, I loved it, but now I'm feeling guilty and would like to talk to some people who can give me advice. Message me :)
    LookingForAdvice90 LookingForAdvice90 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 8, 2015

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    I'm gay, friends and family know,

    I have a boyfriend, we live together, we're happy BUT I still find it hard when it comes to things like conversations in work. I always omit information that may give away I'm gay. I don't know why I do it, I'm ashamed I do it. Anyone else have similar struggles or use to...
    rb1987 rb1987 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 3, 2014

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    I don't even know where to start

    and that's exactly how I feel. I've been saying for the past two months that I don't want a relationship, only to realize that I do, it's exactly what I want. I meet these guys and I want it to be just me and them, but no relationship. News flash, to me, I can call it...
    RobertE22 RobertE22 31-35 2 Responses Apr 2, 2015

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    How U Know If Ur Really Gay?

    i'm 14, and don't really like girls in that way and been thinking i may be gay because i like hanging out with guys and wrestling and horsing around would like the mess around with another boy, but i am scared about being gay because i live in conservative area and parents are...
    DaytonW14 DaytonW14 16-17, M 10 Responses Aug 20, 2012

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    People always ask me.

    . "Why did you choose to be gay?" I would always reply "I didn't choose to be gay, if I could, why would I choose all this taunting and teasing?"
    austintsnelson austintsnelson 16-17, M 4 Responses Aug 4, 2014

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    The first time I knew I was gay was the age of

    11. The second I realised it I ran to my room and started crying until my eyes hurt, I remember this day so clearly because it was also the day I realised my father would never be able to accept it. As I was sobbing on my by bed my father came into my room and grabbed me by the...
    Takino Takino 18-21, M 5 Responses Apr 11, 2014

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    I know i am gay but i am just

    so scared to come out. I am afraid people around me will treat me differently. I have been around straight guys and i know how they make fun and ridicule gay people. I don't want to be treated that way. But i feel so lonely being in the closet and i felt i am wasting my time...
    davidnathan davidnathan 31-35, M 4 Responses Dec 5, 2013

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    Life Is Weird

    Ok so I'm 18 and have been out to only my bf who is a girl and she is pretty gay friendly but yet again she was shocked and couldn't believe that I was gay. I know we all got issues in life, but sometimes I seriously wonder why was I randomly chosen to live the life a gay person...
    GG1234 GG1234 18-21, M 8 Responses Jan 26, 2011

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    I went to a mostly gay party tonight

    and felt out of place:( Of course there were attractive Men there and I know I am attracted to Men but as I'm new to this scene, having been in the closet most my life I felt very uncomfortable. I'm not sure whether I was worried about what other patrons of the bar would think...
    AussieCharlie AussieCharlie 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    I AM HIV+…AND I HAVE FOUND LOVE…ON EP!

    ! The last story I had shared was one in which I had posed a question…at what point in a relationship does sex become secondary? That was back in October. I had been in a relationship since the previous May with a kind hearted man who was good to me. I had originally been...
    Ralphsnt69 Ralphsnt69 46-50, M 1 Response May 2, 2014

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    Hi there. Actually I'm no longer struggling :-)

    I had a really really hard time but managed to get out of my depression with help of my best friend (and some professionals). I'm much stronger now, and want to use my experience to help others who are having a hard time at this age being gay. I'm a pretty good listener, got...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Oct 10, 2014

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    I've been out for a little under 3 months

    and have had sex with one man. I used a condom, but did give him oral. He called me on Friday and told me he had both a positive and negative test for HIV. I got tested on Friday and found out today that the test was negative! I thank god for a second chance. I know I'll...
    RobertE22 RobertE22 31-35 1 Response Apr 20, 2015

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    I just had my first experience

    and it was with a man.
    Tom1429 Tom1429 31-35, M 6 Responses Apr 6, 2014

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    Hey! :) So yes as u probably had already seen

    im gay, well actualy im the only one who knows so i think it doesnt count... :p I fell deeply depressed some times because of this, im gay, i know it for sure, and im kind of...afraid to tell everyone because i dont know what can happen after that. The thing i love the most is...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jan 5, 2015

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    The Tough Guy.

    I was that guy. The one trying to be tough, trying to be anything but gay. I knew 100 slandering gay jokes, called every "weak" person a *** or a c0ck sucker. It was so intentional that I must have been hiding from my self. I was hiding. These days I am still hiding but at least...
    adamrising adamrising 41-45, M 5 Responses Mar 11, 2013

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