Posted by: SM | 2009/04/03

Being Gay

I really need your help!
There has been a lot of talk about being gay and being healed etc. Think their is even a website for ex-gays. What is your feeling about this! Do you think people really go from being gay to being str8!? I am very confused and really do not know what to do or who to see! I hate my life at this stage and can not remember when I last I was happy! I am not out yet and come out of a VERY conservative family! I am in Bloem and battle to get to a shrink that I can really trust and that can help me deal with my problem! Please help!!
Thanks for you forum and your time!!

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VERY few pople "go from being gay to being straight" --- just as very few people go from being straight to being gay. It's a cultish fad among some religious fringes to claim that this can or should happen. Now, peole, straight or gay, may find at times that they hate their life --- that can and should be fixed. And, guessing that youre a teenager or young 20's, its normal to be confused and unsure, whether about orientation, purpose in life, or most other aspects of an eventiually stable life. Counselling would indeed be a good idea. I don't know Bloemfontein, but there should be someone who can help you. Maybe FAMSA might know --- or check online for some South African gay websites, I gather there are several, and see if they can advise . A substanial poportion of men and women are born gay, as naturally as most of us are born straight ; and that can be a valid way to live, though it does meet more than it's share of prejudice and difficulties

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