Hi. I accepted the fact that I'm gay around last summer and since then I've noticed that I feel an unbearable amount of shame whenever I think of starting a relationship with someone I like. I've thought about this a bit and I think that the main reason I feel ashamed of myself is that I'm scared of my parents finding out about my not-so-acceptable love life. I guess that in some subconscious level I still have some remnants of internalized homophobia (towards myself) and because of that I just won't let myself fall in love, fearing disappointing and disgracing my parents and losing their love. I suppose I would someday eventually be able to move on from that fear (probably after their death) but it's not fun waiting.... Any advice?