I can relate to Alex in the movie. I told many teachers, my school counceler and anyone who would lend an ear. Eventually it got to a point where the school councelor told me to deal with it on my own and that there wasn't anything he could do to help me. It got really bad so instead of taking my life as others had done I decided to drop out of school and run away. I had no one to turn to my parents didn't know what to do. I was getting bad grades and they couldn't understand why. Being gay in the 90's was not a pleasant experience so I tried to run away from my problems. I lived homeless for 10 months on the streets in the middle of winter with only my backpack and a few clothes I was able to gather. I was able to pick myself up thanks to the understanding and help of my mother and a few friends I was able to make while on the streets. Growing up this way has caused me to want to do good for the world and others. I would like to help!
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