I am 22 and have known I am gay since I was 12. Our village is small and I don’t know any LGBT people here. They’d stay hidden as people here wouldn’t approve.
After meeting someone special, I had to be honest with Dad. This guy is 23 and makes me feel loved. We plan to live together next year.
I’ve had depression in the past and don’t want to slip back. But I don’t want to give up my boyfriend either.
DEIDRE SAYS: Some families still struggle with LGBTQ issues and, sadly, there is no magic wand to wave away their prejudice.
Tell your dad you love him and miss watching football together. Say you are still the same son but you understand this was a shock for him.
Get help communicating with your dad through FFLAG, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (fflag.org.uk, 0845 652 0311).
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