Bisexual Georgia Teen Kicked Out By Parents Receives Over $16K In Donations From Strangers (Video)

When Nick’s parents discovered their teenage son was bisexual, they threw him out of the house, taking his car while he was at work, along with all of the money in his bank account, and threw his remaining belongings out of their home and onto the front lawn warning him to pick it up before it gets stolen.

Steve Bevers, whose mother-in-law works with Nick, not only took the Georgia teenager into their home, but also started a GoFundMe page for him on Oct. 22. In just 11 days, that fund has raised over $16,000 for the penniless 18-year-old Kennesaw State University freshman.

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The description on the GoFundMe page states that the money in Nick’s bank accounts totaled a “significant sum,” and explained that Nick’s parents “used the fact that his bank accounts were “custodial accounts” to take all his funds, taking the considerable amount he had saved up over the past 3 years working as a bag boy at Publix.

Bevers explained in a statement on the GoFundMe page,[Nick] has felt that the people most responsible for loving and protecting him through anything have turned their backs and don’t care where he’s sleeping, or how he’s going to feed himself.” He added, “We’re working to show Nick that he is loved, even by strangers. That the horrible acts of some people will not be enough to stop him, and that with the help of people everywhere, he can get through this.”

He has no home, no car, thus no way to get back and forth to his school, and no money. We have taken him in, and are committed to keeping him on track. But he will need to find a place to live soon (He is welcome on our couch as long as he needs, but everyone deserves a bed to call their own) and a car to help him get around. Had his parents not emptied his accounts, he could have paid a deposit, got into an apartment, and found a new car, but he was left with nothing.

Nick’s GoFundMe page had been flooded with messages of support for the disowned teen. In a video message to his supporters, Nick said, “You guys pretty much saved my life.” He added: “This whole thing started when my stepmom caught wind of me being bisexual,” he said. “I don’t know where she got her information from, but I know it wasn’t from me. She didn’t like that and neither did my dad. I got told some very vulgar and disgusting things… That’s why I didn’t tell them, because I wasn’t ready. And I didn’t tell them for the exact reaction I was scared about, and that’s exactly what happened.”

Watch Nick’s thank you video below:

The messages of support were just as incredible as the overwhelming generosity for the disowned teen.

Warren wrote on the GoFundMe page:I don’t have enough money for rent, but I am going to figure out a way to donate some money. IT GETS BETTER! I was an “ally” in high school and in turn got almost as much crap as the homosexual kids. Please keep your head up. We all love you!

Timothy writes:Nick, I was disowned by my father and was told by him that I should commit suicide when it was discovered I was gay. The reason I’m telling you this is to KEEP YOUR CHIN UP and to share my strength and hope that IT GETS BETTER! They do not deserve to be in your life. Your father and STEPMOTHER don’t know the meaning of the word love.

Jennifer writs:My thoughts are with you. Don’t let the actions of you parents stop you from becoming an amazing person. You have the world (well, most of) supporting you and your dreams.

The Huffington Post reports that Nick will use the money to register for spring semester and hopes to put the remainder of it towards a new vehicle.

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  1. Edith Hall on November 3, 2013

    What these parents did is horrible. If I had the money, I would fly this young man to Washington state and let him live at my house. I have a spare bedroom.

  2. Terry Paterson on November 3, 2013

    The legal organization: ACLU should be consulted about the thief of his money, the thief of his car, and the destruction of his personal items. There are legal avenues to take to seek resolution. As well as the Southern Defense Fund should be consulted as well. The ignorance of this family only proves that hatred is in-bred, and supported by the religious communities in this nation. Your “family” is there to support you at all the levels that are available to you. Move forward, and do not allow any mental distractions to hinder your growth.

  3. anonymous on November 4, 2013

    Did anyone speak to the parents, no! THEY ARE BELIEVING AN 18 year old that has no conscious. He chose to leave, threw the keys to his car at them and said he didn’t want it. They knew he was gay before he did. Its a shame people believe everything they read. His parents are beyond living and carrying people.

  4. anonymous on November 7, 2013

    UPDATE: Nick’s father sent the following response to this story to The Huffington Post:
    Bottom line, Nick had posted his personal business ALL over social media (FB, Twitter, Instagram, Ask.fm). We asked him to come down stairs and verified that it was true. My wife and I have known for 3-4 years Nick was gay, that was NEVER our issue. Our issues stemmed from him admitting to drinking and driving, getting suspended at work for a week for insulting his supervisor, blasting his personal business all over social media for future employers/nursing school applications to read, and his down right disrespect to every member of our household, especially his sisters by giving them graphic details of his sexual encounter with a 26 year old man (not something 3 teenaged girls need to hear from their big brother). Nick has a chip on his shoulder and a temper as well.

    We gave him 4 rules:
    1)take down all Social Media for 30 days because it was consuming his life and he could be posting things that 5 years from now he will regret
    2)that he was not grounded BUT he was to drive to and from work and/or school with our car until he proved he was making better decisions and not drinking and driving
    3)he needed to change departments at work because he was currently reporting directly to the ex-girlfriend that got him suspended for a week (I even went & talked to his manager for him & that was his suggestion)
    4) that he needed to seek counseling to process all of this and deal with the anger he has towards his biological mother

    At no point in time did we kick him out. He chose to leave because he didn’t want to abide by our rules. Rules that were still pretty lenient considering. He showed up at the house after his first day back to work from his suspension, started yelling, cursing and threw his car keys at my wife, then assaulted her and grabbed her. She was offered to press charges by the police (that Nick called) but didn’t want to ruin his college career or chances of getting into nursing school. He said, “I don’t want shit from you people”. We told him, “Nick you only have 6 weeks left in this semester. Lets get you through it and we will find you an apartment and get you moved if you don’t want to stay here”. About the car, it is a leased vehicle that we leased for Nick with an agreement that he would make the car payments, pay for insurance and gas. He agreed to all of those terms and we told him he would be responsible for all 36 payments no matter what, again, he agreed. As for taking his money, Nick was well aware that the remaining payments for his car were transferred to our account. We told him repeatedly take the car you are going to need it, we will make sure the payments are made. He again refused to take it. His sisters were present with all of our conversations with him so for him to lie and say that we took his money, his car and kicked him out is a down right lie. We didn’t ask Nick to leave and we certainly wouldn’t put out one of our children because of their sexual orientation. We are way too laid back for that.

    Kind Regards,

    Nick’s Dad

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