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Out of His Shell

When Sebastian came out in 8th grade, he was one of only two out, gay kids in his school. “I was bullied a lot. It felt like I had a target on my back.” He remembered. “It didn’t help that we had spent the previous year in COVID lock-down. I felt isolated and didn’t know […]

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A Happy Ending

Gabriela was the first member of Youth Group Jr. When she first came to the Frederick Center, she was one of two people in that support group. When Gabriela came out as a lesbian at age 10, she lost all her friends at catholic school. “I was the only queer person at school, and I […]

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