My parents are constantly throwing around slurs and telling me that homosexuality is bad but I’m only 12 years old. Considering my age I can’t exactly…

My parents are constantly throwing around slurs and telling me that homosexuality is bad but I’m only 12 years old. Considering my age I can’t exactly run away or move out because I want to go to college and get an education but I also don’t want to be in the closet for 6 more years. And to add to all of it my parents are constantly shaming me of my body, my hair, and how I’ll “never be loved if I keep with my doings” but to add even more to the subject my parents found out about the only people I was out to (my lgbt internet friends) so now I have no phone for me to get in contact with anyone about safety and options for me. – posted on NRS’ forum April 27, 2017

Every day, every hour, every moment, youth are struggling to cope with parents, peers, the world and their own identities.  They contact the National Runaway Safeline!  They know NRS is here to listen, here to help 24/7/365. NRS relies rely heavily on donations.  NRS’ generous donors support a critical hotline and online services.  Thank you to NRS’ April donors:

Philip Brooks, Cindy Carter, Combined Federal Campaign donors, Costco Employee Campaign, YourCause.org, Rich Malone, Carla Salvo, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, Katy Walsh

In Honor of Transgender Teens

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