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Being Happy—in Spite of Rejection by My Birth Family for Being Gay

This youth editorial showcases one story of being both part of the LGBTQ community and a youth in care. 

"From my birth, being gay has been against my family’s way of life. Because of my family and their religious views, my journey through the foster care system began at the young age of 12. When my family disowned me for being gay, I was completely side-struck. I felt I was
alone. I believed that I was the only gay kid around. I now am openly gay and happy with life. But it wasn’t easy getting to this point."

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