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Dealing with close-minded parents

This is Mary's story about how she coped with the backlash from coming out to conservative parents.

Male born in a female body

Struggling to come out as transgender? Read Joe’s story.

I hate being alone

This is Megan's story of confronting and managing her monophobia, or fear of being alone.

Learning to cope with anxiety and depression

This is Sara's story of finding the support she needed to cope with social anxiety and depression.

My brother

This is Amilia's story about her brother who faced rejection after coming out to his parents but resolved to still live a happy, productive life.

Feeling comfortable with my homosexuality

Here is the story of a young man who learned to embrace his own sexuality and find comfort in his own sense of self-worth.

Learning to love yourself

This is the story of a young man who, through self-education and faith, found the courage to accept his sexuality.

Learning the importance of safe sex

This is a young woman's story of how she faced an unplanned pregnancy and the lessons she learned about sexual health.

Telling my parents that I’m sexually active

Here’s Sierra’s story about sharing difficult news with her parents.

From Victoria to Alex: my transgender life

Here’s Alex’s story about being a transgender teen.

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