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I wish no one ever gets parents like mine. I have been a closet gay for several years now and only recently came out to my parents. Ever since that day i have been tortured physically and mentally by them. My father has even beaten me black and blue with his belt. I have been denied food for days on end. My mother is often hysterical and has even gone to the extent of having pujas done in the house to cure me of my 'illness'. I have severely depressed. What should I do? I love my parents but i also cannot deny who i am. What should i do to make them understand my plight?