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The Williams Institute reports that about 40% of homeless youth are LGBTQ , and most of these kids are on the streets because they came out and their families told them to leave.

We're at a greater risk for violence from partners, too.

Believe it or not, even lesbians have to go on awkward first dates and deal with people who disappear out of the blue.Like worrying that their friends and family will no longer love them once they come out, feeling as if they can't hold their partners' hands in public (or weathering dirty stares when they do), and dealing with homophobia from strangers, coworkers, law enforcement, and even family (let me tell ya, my grandfather wasn't exactly happy when I told him I was dating a woman) — all of which can lead to some serious consequences.LGBTQ people are three times more likely than straight, cisgender people to experience major depression or generalized anxiety disorder, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.I was newly single after a highly toxic relationship, and in that needy, awkward phase: bored and looking for attention.While I was waiting in line for the bathroom, she walked up and commented on my black leather boots and introduced herself.

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