I tried coming out to my parents once as bi. I did this in a therapist’s office so the hate could be greeted with reason or the door. They told me that I was bi for attention and refused to believe that I am. My whole family is always saying something about gays/bis/lesbians. They’re always making fun of us and making rude comments and joking about us too. My mom always asks me, “Are you over that bi bullshit?” I always have to answer yes, even though I feel terrible for denying who I am. My family made me break up with my girlfriend and refuse to let us communicate anymore. I came out at 16 and I am almost 19. I feel terrible for denying who I am for their acceptance. My friends are all fine with it. They all love me and respect me for who I am. The ones I’ve told, at least. I just wish that they would accept me for who I am and I would be able to stop hiding it.