June 6, 2012
My name is Hilton and I’m Brazilian. I live in a medium size conservative town here in Brazil. Most of my family is Catholic and some members are Protestants. You can imagine how difficult it will be to me to come out of the closet to them. If I came out today, they would screw me and kick me out of my house. Something I hope never happens to anyone. There were a couple of times when I saw James Robinson’s facebook page and some of the posts he put on his profile about his organization. I decided to send him a message through facebook asking him for some help because I was really in a dark moment. I was about to do something very bad. I was having some suicidal feelings. One day we finally chatted and he comforted me and was really kind and supportive of me. I will always be very grateful for his support. Today, I don’t have those suicidal feelings anymore. I will come out to my parents and I will be myself entirely even if they screw me because James helped me to build my confidence and courage to go ahead with my life, no matter what. So, even not knowing him personally I loved all the words this man said to me through facebook. We became friends and I hope someday we can meet personally. So, I’m sure he’s been leading his organization so well and I wish I could help financially (something I’m sure I will do someday). So, if you’re sensitive to this cause and want to express the thankfulness for being a successful man or woman in Alabama or in any other state in US, please give a donation to this organization GLBT Youth Services & Advocacy. This organization is great, giving others the courage to go ahead with their lives being who they really are and helping them with accommodations when their parents kick them out of their houses.
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