We have all felt alone, lost, and unsupported. We cannot let the next generation feel so abandoned when we have so many resources at our disposal to help them. Each and every one of us can be an active advocate for change by just using our voice, in person or online.
You will understand those confusing feelings you are having about "who you love" or fall in love with. It is your nature to love, and it is just who you are that you love a man. It is OK. You will survive your suicide attempt, and something glorious will happen.
A budding thespian makes the Broadway leap in Tim Federle's Five, Six Seven, Nate!, but even those whose dreams don't involve sequins, spotlights or Sondheim should appreciate this book's heartfelt and nuanced message about adolescent self-acceptance.
The first time I said "I love you" out loud and actually meant it was on my high-school stage in the spring of 1966. We were alone, or at least I thought we were. Joey, my beloved, was sitting at the baby grand. He looked right at me and started playing "Michelle" by the Beatles.
To the LGBT youth who have come out early, benefiting from the social gains that your older counterparts fought for: Don't let that be good enough for you. Get out there and give back or fight on. Further the social benefits and gains for your generation and the ones to come.