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I live in a society where being gay is O

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I live in a society where being gay is Ok by Christopher I am a returning member [to the forum]. I used Chadz for a period of time when I was in ...

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Find Something To Pull You Forward

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Hello I am Andrew and I am 17. I was reading about being a survivor to the thought of suicide and decided to write to you about my experience. I ...

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I'm Going To Be Here For You

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Here's my story. 'Derek, I've told you time and time again, I'm going to be here for you.' That's something I hear on a day-to-day basis. Names Derek and yup, ...

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Always Remember You Are Never Alone

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My story on suicide: Sometimes I wonder how many lives could have been saved, how many families could have been preserved, and how much more love there could have been ...

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Colby & The Need To Confide in Someone

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My name is Colby and I've just finished reading the coming out stories on your site. I was very moved, but at the same time troubled. So I decided to ...

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Alan on Brokeback Mountain

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My mind is still spinning . On Friday night I saw a movie which I thought was to be a love story, Brokeback Mountain, which turned out to be ...

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Matt's Positive About Coming Out

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I'm in the process of coming out. It's been quite difficult. I've had to think about how my life will be affected by it, and I have to admit I ...

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Jeff's Desire to be Free

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My name is Jeff and I m 16 and I m still hiding from the world because I just don t know how people will take it. I live in ...

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Always Hang In -No Matter What!

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Well...I know a few Senior level people..Brad and Dan. We have become best friends for life. Noting would ever get in the way of our friendship! So, in early December, ...

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Mike on Suicide & Coming Out

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The first time I realized that I had an attraction to other boys was around seventh grade.  Up until that time I had always had little crushes on girls.  I ...

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Nothing to Lose.. But Your Life

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Hi, I'm nick, 22y/o gay man, I was browsing thru your site, and I read the suicide not! section. I was kinda affected, cos I've been thru that, so I ...

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Brad's Tale of Survival

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I am 14, I like acting, movies, and music, and I am half way  through 9th grade. I am also gay. I realized this when I was in 5th grade ...

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About the coming out stories, i would like to share mine with you. I am a 20 year old com pilot student i came out at 19. To make a ...

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Clint and the .38 Revolver

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I don't guess my coming out story is all that riveting.  I didn't get disowned, no one beat or yelled at me, and for the most part life continued on ...

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Colby & The Need To Confide in Someone PDF Print Email

need-to-confide-in-someoneMy name is Colby and I've just finished reading the coming out stories on your site. I was very moved, but at the same time troubled. So I decided to share my story. I've known I was gay for a long time, ever since I knew what sex was. Of course when I was younger I didn't ever want anyone to know. I figured it was just a phase and it would pass. I would pray that it would just go away and I would wake up 'normal'.

As I got older, I became more accepting of myself and I was just ready to live my life and just be me. A few months ago, a straight guy friend asked if I was gay. For whatever reason I told him I was. To my surprise he told me he was too. I really couldn't believe it. I mean we had been in school together for years and pretty good friends, but I never suspected it. We secretly dated, until he got scared of his parents and church, so he is trying to be straight now, he thinks he can change. I was hurt, since he was my first boyfriend, and the first person who knew I was gay.

But I moved on to find out he had told a close friend of mine, Elle, about our relationship. She was of course totally accepting and I was so glad I had someone to help me. So there I was, out to two people, and happy about it. Elle and I have grown so much closer because of it. Not too much later I decided to tell my amazing friend Kimberly, who kinda figured I was gay anyway. She, being the amazing person she is, couldn't have been more accepting. We've grown so close, that I don't know what I would do without her. I then felt ...liberated. Like I could finally have true friends who knew the real me. I have these people who I consider best friends and I didn't know if they would still be my best friends if they knew I was gay.

My friend Breigh, who I was most nervous about telling because of her strong religious views, has been so supportive of me since I've told her. I know it sounds strange, but everyone I've told, I've grown closer to. I could not ask for better friends, or a better life. I feel so lucky to have them, and I truly believe I am ready to come out to the entire world! I know there will be those who don't accept, and I am alright with that. As long as I have my friends, the ones who I love, and love me back, I'll be on top of the world.

I am now in a relationship with an amazing guy and completely satisfied with my decisions. I am proud to be gay and finally proud to admit it! I would like to thank my bff's, Elle, Cassie, Breigh, Kelsey, and Kimberly for always being there for me, and helping me through these hard times. I guess what I'm trying to say is everyone needs someone who they can confide in and be held by during the tough times we face. It's so hard alone. I strongly suggest finding the people who will accept you for the fabulous person you are. Who knows, that person might just be the one you're most nervous about knowing... Thank you so much for your time and amazing site.

by Colby, USA

 
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