A gay teen with anti-gay parents has
turned to a web show for advice on whether he should come out.
The anonymous teen turned to The
David Pakman Show for help.
“Hello, I'm a gay teen,” the teen
wrote. “I've been struggling with being gay. Not being gay itself
but the pain involved in keeping it a secret for many years. Only
one close friend knows and she's been really supportive and wants me
to come out. Although, if I asked her, she would take my secret to
the grave. I think I've been suffering from moderate depression.
It's almost become a daily pastime where I stand in the shower crying
silently. My friend helps me through it but it's not enough. While
I'm definitely not going to commit suicide, I'm no drop of sunlight
either. I don't know if I should come out to strict Republican
parents who aren't afraid to voice their negative opinion on
homosexuality. I can't figure out what to do or how to do it but
something needs to be done. I was hoping for some advice or at least
some supportive words.”
Pakman did give the teen some
supportive words, saying that a part of the battle was won in
realizing that suicide was not the answer.
“Suicide would do nothing for
anybody,” he said, “including yourself.”
Pakman encouraged the teen to write
back and said that he would try to locate some resources for him or her.
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