Hi everyone! This is my first post here.
Let me introduce myself, I'm Kitty, I'm 17 and I recently came out to my mom.
However, my coming out story was a disaster and now I just don't know what to do anymore!
My brother, he's 27, is gay. He came out as gay, and my mom acted all OK with it. This was last year.
A few weeks ago, I decided to come out to my mom as well. I was SURE everything was going to be fine! So, I told my mom I like other girls. That's when things started getting weird!
My mom doesn't accept me as a lesbian. She says it's just a phase, she says it's because I grew up without my dad and I just don't know what a man figure is. But that's not true, I really am LGBT, she just doesn't want to understand it.
I don't know what to do anymore. Why does she accept my brother but not me? It just doesn't make any sense
I think it's time for me to confess something I've never told anyone before!
So, I'm a closeted lesbian, and for now it's going to stay that way! I have no intention of coming out anytime soon.
The problem, however, is that ever since I have accepted myself, I started to be more interested in LGBT issues, I'm more involved in forums such as this one and so on. I'd love to have someone else to talk about this stuff but I'm afraid to tell my best friend because I think I might have feelings for her.
At first I thought it was a phase, since we were always together and I was very confused, I thought this is something I shouldn't pursue because it will go away. But it didn't. I see my best friend almost every day, and instead of things getting back to normal, I feel more and more attracted to her and I don;t know why! I've never felt that for her before, we were best friends and that's it! And she's definitely not a lesbian, which makes it even worse!
Can someone please help me with some advice? I thought about seeing her less, finding excuses not to see her but that would make her suspicious and eventually she'll sense that somethings wrong! I just don't know what to do ..