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How can i stop being abused by people for being gay?

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Last Updated: 09/24/2019 at 7:43pm
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- Expert in LGBTQ+ Issues
September 24th, 2019 7:43pm
Looking for help is very important. Surely it can help figuring out how to deal with it and protect yourself as much as possible. You can reach out to a local LGBT community or support group near you, get support from therapy, talking about it with your family, friends or whoever you trust the most. The more support, the more likely you are to get out of harmful situations.
April 13th, 2015 5:00pm
For starters, cut off ties with people that discriminate you for being homosexual. People who hate on LGBTs have serious issues, as sexuality, in no way, should be a judge of character. If you're in a school where other students pick on you for being gay, I don't know how far the extent of bullying goes. Maybe they hurt you, or maybe they call you names, or maybe they don't talk to you at all. It's this unfortunate circumstance, where LGBTs are discriminated by everyone around them, from their friends, to their peers, to even their family. I really don't know how to help you out on that one, as there is no solid advice one can provide that would be a surefire way to make your life better. The only thing we can do, is, as fellow compatriots of the internet, be there for you. Friendships can blossom anywhere, and what better place than the vast space that is the Internet?
May 25th, 2015 12:56am
You can report it to your local Abuse law enforcer or to Social Servers, Child Protection Servers. You can go to your local LGBT Center.
August 15th, 2015 2:05am
You can stop being abused by people for being gay by spreading the word about it, and grabbing a close friend with you. They will support you, and help you.
November 15th, 2015 8:36pm
When you show indiference, you're gonna make them mad because they're gonna see that you don't care. Or you can talk to someone about it, your parents or a teacher
June 13th, 2016 12:16am
The best way to do this is with you feeling good about yourself, and ignore the bad reviews.
August 16th, 2016 1:05am
I personally have lost several friends because I'm not straight. I've tried to find people who support me. If it's family, I personally don't know. But if it's your friends, I personally think it'd be best to find people who support you for who you are.
August 23rd, 2016 10:05am
You can't control what other people are going to think or say about you. You have to learn how to better react to the way it makes you feel. Overcoming those negative emotions are the most important.
August 26th, 2016 8:26am
Unfortunately, if you're in a situation that your safety is in direct danger, keeping in the closet and staying stealth is your best bet. It's an awful thing--but your safety matters most.
March 27th, 2018 1:20am
Honestly there is no easy answer to this. Hopefully one day you will be able to move to a place where you will be accepted for who you are. (If the abuse is very physical you may want to report it. Please call 911 or it’s equivalent if you are in a dangerous situation, all people deserve the chance to be happy.)
July 31st, 2018 9:22pm
Stand up for yourself, even if it’s scary. We are all different and that doesn’t make it acceptable for any one to abuse you for being who you are.