Life often demands certain qualifications. To get a driver's license, you have to pass a test. To land a certain job, you must show that you have the credentials deserving of that job.
By Melisa Raney, with illustrations by Ian Berry. Melisa Raney is a freelance writer and editor who lives in Atlanta with her two children. The views expressed in this commentary are her own.
And while, today, I do feel all of those things for both of my gay sons, I still feel deep shame about how I acted toward them when they first came out. In those dreams, I had a tow-headed, blue-eyed, loving grandson just like Luke. I had it all planned out.
Filmed over 7 years, there are many changes and milestones captured in this film, featuring video diaries from Billy as he shares intimate details with us including his struggle with self-harming. The result is an extraordinary longitudinal documentary about childhood, adolescence, sexuality and family. Young people making reckless lifestyle choices come face to face with someone whose life was destroyed by this kind of behaviour.
The question of what causes some people to be gay has been a topic of endless debate among the general public and the mental health community. Generally speaking, the religious community of every persuasion views homosexuality as an abhorrent sin against God and nature. Deeply religious groups among Muslims, Christians, Catholics and Jews reject homosexuality as totally unacceptable in the eyes of God.
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Holy See: between 60 and 70 per cent of seminarians are gay, according to Axel. Their names have been changed. Seven are clearly gay. About six others have, we might say, tendencies.
By Emily Chan For Mailonline. A new documentary has given insight into the life of a gay teenager - as he makes the transformation from 'closeted schoolboy' to the 'only drag queen at prom'. Channel 4's Extraordinary Teens: My Gay Life followed Billy, who lives in Sussex, from the age of 11, as he began coming out to friends and family about his sexuality.
I have always looked at myself negatively, harshly and unfavourably. For a long time I put this down to my looks, not handsome enough, not fit enough, causing me to be so self-aware which in turn caused deep rooted anxiety that brought me to my knees. I knew deep down this had nothing to do with my looks, this went far deeper inside of me.