During puberty, Joey was coming to the realization that he was gay. Within his school and community, Joey felt that he was the only gay teenager. This terrified him. He confided in a “friend” who soon spread the word around school. Joey became the target of bullying and ridicule. Then it happened at home. His father could not accept that his son was gay and abandoned the family. Soon after, his mother abandoned him as well leaving him to live with his “unaccepting” grandparents. He was alone in the world. The only way out, so he thought, was to take his own life. However, Joey found self-acceptance and began to change is outlook on life. Part of the "Teens 101" series. Please not this title contains potentially offensive language and mature themes.