He is probably going through a few more...but here are some I saw and he told me about:
Bullying: People make fun of the way he dresses, acts, and talks. I stand up for him at times when I am around, but it does not help...Also people annoy him telling him he is gay, when he know he is, but he finds it annoying since they use it as an insult. Also they make fun of him because he hangs out with me now and a group of girls...
He also has not told anyone in his family, and I have been around his mother and father. His mother is kind, but I have asked her questions about homosexuality, well his brother did and I added. She replied that "Oh if my son is gay then ill be scared! I mean most gay people always think about sex all the time!" I wanted to stand up but I couldn't do it in front of his mother, or it make it show able that her son is gay if I bring it up.
He also feels like he is hated by everyone, he is scared on what everyone is going to do if they find out about his sexuality, even though he accepts it.
I feel bad that he has a fake smile, when he is hurt inside. He shows it, but never admits it.
Please help...btw I hope I can show him tomorrow, if his parents make him able to come outside tomorrow...
He needs to learn how to stand up for himself! It's good that you stand up for him sometimes, so it's good that he has a good friend to look out for him, but he should also look for himself. Try talking to a teacher or the principal about the bullying if it's really bad. Bullying is a horrible thing.
As for his family, his mother seems quite ignorant about homosexuality so subtly bring up the topic and educate her on it. It'll make her more comfortable and maybe he'll be able to come out to her.
Just be there for him, support him and show him that you care and his sexuality doesn't matter and if people don't like him or accept him, that's their loss.
Like I said before, there will be people that will judge him, but there are also people that will care and accept him and he'll find those people. He already has you as a friend, just be supportive and talk to him. (: