I know that this is a safe place so I might as well just tell everybody here that I am lesbian. I felt it when I was in 1st grade so it is not just a phase. But I am afraid to get out of my closet because I don’t want to hurt my parents especially my mother. I know she loves me but I swear she would disown me, and I don’t want other people to tell her “I told you so” You see a lot of people would asked my mom if I am a Lesbian, she would just say “No! She’s a girl” From that reaction I know that if I ever tell her that I am one, she will not just hate me but think that I am disgusting animal. How I wish people around me could have been more supportive. I have been holding all of these for the past 20 years.