My BF says he's gay. Should I believe him?
Hey girl! It comes down to how he said it. If he was being really short with you and not being gentle with the news, you know he was probably just trying to cover up his embarrassment at dumping you so suddenly and in such a rude way. Guys use inappropriate terms sometimes to take attention away from their actions and put it on the bad words; that way, they’re less accountable for the mean stuff they just did.
But if he seemed shy and he wouldn’t talk to you after, or especially if he said that it was a secret, don’t explode at him. Sexual preferences are noticeable at a different age in everyone. He may have really liked you until he started feeling other things – and that’s totally fine! He might be nervous about being accepted, because many times LGBT teens are bullied and can get really stressed out just by interactions with others at school.