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Hi, I'm new to this site. I am not only struggling with comi

Hi, I'm new to this site. I am not only struggling with coming out to friends and family, but I'm also struggling with accepting myself. I have friends and know others who are LGBTQ, so I don't know why I am having trouble with accepting myself.

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I think a lot of people have trouble excepting themselves regardless if they are straight or not. I think it could help you to call LGBTQ hotline numbers so you can talk to someone that's trained to help you with coming out specifically. You need to find more support. Look up your nearest PFLAG see if you have one close to you.

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Oct 23

People have trouble accepting themselves. Period. For their sexuality. For abuse in their past. For the amount of money they earn. For the color of their skin. It's okay that you have trouble accepting yourself. Part of the goal of this life is to do exactly that. The more perfectly we can accept ourselves, the better we are at accepting others.

I am bi, but closeted. I have friends and family that are LGBTQ. But as a bi, I am often ignored or thumbed by the LGBTQ community. Some have even criticized me for defending LGBTQ because it's "not my issue".

You are not obligated to come out to anyone. If you can't accept yourself now, accept that you can't accept yourself. It's okay to be unable to accept some things about yourself. It is through accepting what IS, instead of wishing for what ISN'T that we learn to be more comfortable in our own skin.

Come out when it's right for you. If that's tomorrow, great. If that's never, great. You don't owe your life, your identity or your sexuality to anyone except you. Period.

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Oct 23

People have trouble accepting themselves. Period. They have trouble accepting the size of their bodies. The color of their skin. Who they love. How much money they have. Learning self-acceptance is one of the great struggles of this life. Sometimes you will accept yourself more than others. That's okay.

You don't owe your sexuality to anyone. It belongs to you. If you're struggling to come out, that's okay. Accept that you are having trouble accepting yourself. It is by accepting what IS, rather than focusing on what ISN'T or what we wish-could-be that we come to a greater understanding of acceptance.

Come out when it's right for you. If that's tomorrow, great. If that's never, that's fine. You don't have to justify your sexuality or your self-acceptance to anyone else. Calling an anonymous helpline is a great way to start exploring with low risk.

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