I am a lesbian, but I haven't really told anyone. I live in a very religious area, and my family, and most of my friends are very religious, and homophobic. I'm a christian but I think that people are born gay. Growing up I have always been taught that being gay is dirty, and wrong.
When I was younger I told myself it was wrong to like girls, and that I was disgusting. I got really depressed, and even tried killing myself, but no one ever really noticed.
I don't know what to do. I'm getting depressed because I have to hide the real me. I have lost intrest in a lot of things, and my normally flawless grades have been slipping a lot. I keep telling myself that when I graduate high school I'm going to go far away where I can meet people who accept me for who I am, but that still doesn't help much.
I know I need to tell people about this, but a lot of people that I know don't believe in depression, and that if you're a Christian it's impossible to be depressed. What should I do ?