That's a terrible position to be in and it's a shame you're family isn't more accepting. You have to either choose to go along and pretend to be what they want or you have to toughen up and accept that they just don't like you.
I'm sorry to hear that. It's an awful way to be treated by family. Try to be strong and stick with your dream. I have a niece who is a chef. She loves her work. It's worth cherishing and nurturing your dreams. .hug.
By different, what exactly do you mean?
I am different too in my family, and I was also abandoned by them for years. Tell you what, you have to make your own "revised" family made up of people who care about you and who treat you well, and who you cherish; you can't help who your family is, but you can try not to let them bring you down to a level you don't deserve.
Because you're different? Maybe they are ******** and you're just fine.