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Contact the ACLU or a similar agency that will help the school see their error. The help is free. You can also contact the State's DA to find out if there is a local group that can help.
Don't allow the students or the school to get away with it.
Although I'm not gay and thus probably cannot comprehend exactly how you're feeling right now, PLEASE try and keep faith. School can be so tough when you are the person who is slightly different from the majority. I am so sorry your town is so closed-minded, but I promise you there is somewhere out there that will be so much better for you with people who will love and support you for being exactly who you are. Also, I'd suggest checking out the website http://www.itgetsbetter.org/. I think you'll be able to find some pretty inspiring stuff there. Keep your chin up and know that for all the people putting you down, there are many more (even people who don't know you) rooting for you.
I signed up for this site just so I could comment because I think your story is both tragic and important. Remember that there is a huge world out there and so many places where you will be accepted and loved for who you are. One of my good friends actually had to move from a small town to Seattle to avoid persecution and even though it was incredibly difficult for him, he was able to meet people, have happy relationships and create a fresh life for himself. It is possible.
that is terrible.. stay strong, there's nothing wrong with the way you are, i am appauled and can not fathom how close minded people can be:/.. but stay strong, once you've hit rock bottom, things can only get better! keep your head up
I'm so sorry. Please listen to #1. If you have supportive parents or friends try to talk to them. Maybe your parents will let you move, or your friends will walk you to school and back home (to optimize your safety.) Someday you will be able to get out of this town and find a much more accepting enviroment.
From my own personal experience. I can say. It. Gets. Better.
I hope you remember that! Please don't let the smalls minds of the ass holes around you get to you. And... also, your school is run by a bunch of dicks. This isn't a choice, and never has been. The small minds have never seem to comprehend that. Good luck on your future. And never give up!
Death threats should be taken seriously, no matter what the reason is behind them. Perhaps you should take the notes to the police and file a formal complaint.
And oh how it just gets me mad that people think it's a lifetyle choice to be gay! A lifestyle choice is what kind of car you drive, or being vegan, not who you fall in love with. Perhaps you should have asked the principal if they DECIDED to fall in love with their spouse, and if THAT was a valid lifestyle choice?!
But yes, go outside the school, engage anyone you can in this battle, because this is NOT ok!
Don't give up. The struggles will come to an end- in the meanwhile, I'll direct you to someone who's had the same battles you fought- and won. Jer's Vision. http://www.jersvision.org/, Jeremy had the same issues you did, and had the administration also turn it's back on him... But, he turned around afterwards, and showed them, and many more, than this was a battle he (and ultimately, you,) could win. Keep a strong heart, what you're going through will make you stronger and a better person than they are all.
"We" do not care who's homophobic and who only thinks of themselves. If you don't have something positive to say, I suggest you go elsewhere because no ones wants to hear negative comments... It's definitely not what this site is about. And trust me, it was a negative comment. People should know who I'm talking to, because I'm not going to point it out. As for the person who wrote this story, I am so sorry and WE ARE HERE FOR YOU! Whether someone doesn't like it or not. I say too bad. I hope the school changes its ways, and I would definitely not let them win. You deserve an education without bullying, and you deserve everything else that's good in life.
I signed up just to comment this because I don't want you to feel alone. I'll admit, I can't relate completely since I was raised in a large city but that doesn't mean I don't care. My best friend is gay and from a conservative extended family and though he's never talked about it I know at times his small-town relatives put him down. Keep your chin up, buddy, and like everyone else here has said: look for help outside the town like the ACLU or take that leap of faith and move. Don't confine yourself to a closed world of hate. There's more out there for you.
I am so sorry. You know, I am a graduate student at an wonderful university and there are plenty of gay and lesbian students here who are absolutely brilliant and have so much to offer the world. You are an individual with a world of potential in yourself, and your sexual preference makes no difference to me or to many other very prominent and successful people in this world. Don't you dare let those folks get you down! I hope that you have a wonderful life and show them all how ridiculous they're acting. Hopefully many of them will eventually learn how ignorant their views on this matter really are.