This is an old family picture.
My family does not support my being in the LGBTQIA community. They actually are opposed to it. They tell me every day that its disgusting and that it’s sinful and I’ll go to hell for liking women.
I moved out when I was seventeen, and in January I moved back in with them because I couldn’t handle everything that was going on. Every day one of my five siblings tells me to go back to Minnesota. My little brother Charlie (the black baby in the picture) is now 8 and he constantly physically attacks me and tells me that I’m not his sister and to leave. My other siblings make it very obvious and clear that they don’t want me here and my parents tell me constantly that they’re gonna kick me out soon.
I’ve been saving every penny for a bus ticket to Oregon to stay with my best friend and today I found this picture in my sisters’ room ON DISPLAY. Not hidden. On display. They cut my face out of the picture.
And that… That was just the last straw.
I don’t care if anyone reblogs this or whatever, I don’t wanna get popular, I just want people to know that this is not what a family looks like. This is not something people should have to go through.
This is no life.
This is horrible. I can’t imagine my family ever being like this to me. I’ve been out to my family since I was 14. My mums response was to continue ironing and say “Okay. When are you bringing your girlfriend home for me to meet?” And that was that. They didn’t care. I was still their daughter regardless of my sexuality. And now I have recently informed them that I am Gender Queer and will be going to a gender and sexuality clinic, and my dad has offered to drive me there and wait for me to have my appointment as the clinic is over an hours drive from my home town and I can’t drive, I’d have had to catch the train. I don’t think I could exist with out my families support and love. They have accepted everything about me from sexuality to my ill mental health. I feel for you OP, for your family to turn their backs on you must be the most heartbreaking thing to experience. But don’t give up hope. There ARE people who WILL accept you. There will be those who will LOVE you despite anything and everything you are. Because it is YOU they love. Keep strong.