Often the people we have crushes on are those we see the most often.It is really common for teens to have crushes on friends.Take it slow This is applicable to all teens, but I’m looking specifically at young gay men when I say this.
There also is information that may help your parents understand you better. Some estimates say that about 10% of the population is gay.If you've ever wondered if you're gay, lesbian, or bisexual, you're not alone. But sexual behavior is not always the same as sexual orientation. If over time your attraction to members of the same sex continues to grow, it's not a bad thing, it's just who you are. Maybe you've been attracted to someone of the same gender or you may have even kissed or had other sexual contact with someone of the same sex.But it can also be really rewarding, which is why so many people do it.Lucky for him and other gay teens in this position, there is hope!I know I previously said it’s a good idea to seek out trusted LGBT adults when you have questions, but it’s also a good idea to be suspicious of any adult who gives you attention that feels a little too…let’s just say “intimate.” As you get older and more experienced, you’ll be able to spot the users and the abusers more easily, but when you’re young you can be a much easier target for adults with less than honorable intentions.There are gay people of every race, age, family background, and body type. The fact is, you do not choose to be gay, bisexual, or straight.You can't tell just by looking at someone that he or she is gay. If you're confused or worried, it's important that you talk about your feelings. It might not be easy but in the end it's better if you do.Some people wrestle with this for years before finally deciding to do it.Others keep their sexual orientation a secret for their entire lives.