I’m Maggie. I’m 17, currently I live with my adoptive parents Cindy and Arthur Joffrion. Both are Catholics and they believe being gay is a sin against God. This doesn’t help with the fact that I struggle with depression and suicidal thoughts. For 12 years now I have been going through hatred and abuse. Recently I came out as lesbian to my friends and I was accepted but, I know I cannot come out to my parents. As of right now I am seeking help for my issues. My main issue right now is having the confidence to own being lesbian because when I am at home I have to act completely different from who I actually am. So, if anyone wants to help me you can, at this point I will accept anyone’s help.