So tragic when a gay teen's mom can't love her son...

elph's picture

This is such a powerful video... just posted today!

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hellonwheels's picture

huh...

similar story to me, minus the barbies and dress up. Oh, and switch abusive mom w/ homicidal abusive dad, you basically got it.

Feel bad for this kid, but he also needs to man up, move out, and move on. If his mom and his sister were that unaccepting, get over it, lose them, and the negativity that comes along w/ them.

Just because they are blood, it doesn't make them family.

Mental wounds not healing, driving me insane, i'm goin' off the rails on a crazy train- the ozzman

elph's picture

Yeah... far too many variations on this theme! :(

In fact... in an ideal world, there'd be none!

Feel bad when I hear stories such as his; don't know his age, but he's likely too young to "move out."

A trip to a good hair salon could do wonders... huh?

hellonwheels's picture

not necessarily true...

In many states, you can become legally emancipated before 18, and get help from various sources....If his situation is really that bad keith, there will be obvious physical signs, bruises as he describes, etc....and he can choose to take that angle whether he knows it or not.

But you are probably right, he looks like he is in his early to mid teens, so he may be a bit young.

Mental wounds not healing, driving me insane, i'm goin' off the rails on a crazy train- the ozzman

Bosemaster42's picture

Yeah,

He looks pretty young. I have to feel for him. If what he's saying is all true, his mother must be a controlling bitch and obviously willing to use her fists. Ironically, most son's will just take it and never strike back.
There are exceptions to this I'm sure, but for all there's a breaking point and that's when things can and do get ugly. I sensed fear in his voice and for younger teens it can be very disabling, I think he would benefit from having someone he could confide in.

PokemonGeek's picture

My former guardian was very

My former guardian was very controlling of my entire life. I never did anything to stand up for myself and let her basically abuse me mentally, emotionally, and verbally for years. She would say horrible things to me such as I "would ruin [my sister's] marriage in two months" if I moved up closer to where she lived, that I "was ruining" her relationship with her fiancee, and that I "ruined" my parents' marriage which is impossible since I was three and a half years old when my mom left my dad. I finally broke free when the lady physically assaulted me and I ran away from her as soon as I could. The promise I made to both my therapist and sister was the same and I pledged that in case something like this would happen, I'd try to get in a safe location, call for help, and run away as soon as I had an opportunity. Never once did I think that this would happen and I'd have to do it but it probably saved my life. I then went into a crisis shelter for almost a week to figure out how I could protect myself from this woman because she had keys to my apartment and I was truly terrified of what would happen if she came back and attacked me again. I was afraid for my life. I had my landline number changed as well as my apartment door lock since the front door everyone in the building had and needed to get to the laundry room.

Poor is the man
Whose pleasures depend
On the permission of another
Love me, that's right, love me
I wanna be your baby
Wanting, needing, waiting
For you to justify my love
Hoping, praying
For you to justify my love
I'm open and ready
~Madonna

Bosemaster42's picture

Frankly,

She was obviously not qualified to be a guardian if she's saying shit like that. You did the right thing in getting away from her.

PokemonGeek's picture

She was when I was a kid but

She was when I was a kid but during the last fifteen years that she was involved in my life, she was starting to become unstable both mentally and emotionally. I actually started believing the lies she was telling me to the point I felt I was cursed and no one should even have contact with me or else I would ruin their lives as well. But this woman is truly not a bad person and really wants to help others but she needed help herself which she refused to do basically. She taught me to be on time for people and appointments, manners, and I helped train and take care of her Yorkie when he was a puppy. So indirectly from her, I also learned that I'd be a good dog owner someday.

Poor is the man
Whose pleasures depend
On the permission of another
Love me, that's right, love me
I wanna be your baby
Wanting, needing, waiting
For you to justify my love
Hoping, praying
For you to justify my love
I'm open and ready
~Madonna