hi, i’m a 17 year old lesbian from egypt and i go by she/they pronouns. being a lesbian in egypt is extremely difficult and scary, i’ve known about my sexuality since i was 12 years old and it took me about a year to accept myself. i dated a few american girls online but long distance relationships never made me feel fulfilled. it feels so lonely being closeted in a homophobic country, i’m constantly scared of someone finding out about my sexuality, i’ve become paranoid. i’m planning on leaving this country and moving away to canada for college, but i can’t handle the fact that one day i will have to tell my parents about the real me, especially since they told me it was wrong to be gay ever since i was a child. i know they won’t support me and the fact that i know i will be a disappointment to them is making me feel like shit. my step brother is gay as well and he is the only person i have told, we both feel lost here, and we both find it impossible to make friends since we know no one will accept us.
please share your stories, does it get any easier? how do i find people who will accept me?