When I came out as bisexual to my friends, I had been worried they’d judge me. It was in science class and I had tried to casually bring it into a conversation. In the end I had managed to and I was happy with the results… until I went back the day after and the WHOLE school had found out and was questioning me on it. – RAC, 18, UK

February 23rd, 2018  
 
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When I came out, I did it sophomore year of high school. I was always the friendly guy reaching out to any and everyone. Once I had made myself known, everyone was totally okay with it. The only person that wasn’t was my best friend at the time. But I’m happy now that I’m surrounded by people that truly care about me. (M, 24, Gay)

February 22nd, 2018  
 
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When I came out… my mom didn’t really believe me but now she says things like “You gotta get your grades straightened out.” And laughs and makes it a joke with me. She also saw me looking at John Cena and Nikki Bella when we were watching wrestling with my little brothers and she said, “Ooooh you want a threesome.” (14, female)

February 20th, 2018  
 
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When I came out to my female friend, she asked if I like her or find her hot. Wtf 😂😂

February 19th, 2018  
 
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When I came out today I had been trying to tell my mom for days. I’m a 27-year-old female and have been denying my feelings for a long time. I was on a bike ride when she called and heard me crying and asked what’s wrong. I kept saying how I didn’t want her to hate me or resent me and finally I told her while I sobbed. She told me she kind of figured and was incredibly supportive. (27, gay, female)

February 15th, 2018  
 
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When I came out to my best friend, I was quite afraid of telling him because we are very close and we have something like a bromance even though he has a girlfriend, so I thought that he would be scared if he knew that I’m gay because of our relationship. He was the first person I told, and he finally was very supportive and nice to me. He said that it would not change anything and that he loves me and is happy for me if I am happy. I love him. (18, gay, male)

February 12th, 2018  
 
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When I came out to my friends, they whispered, “I knew it.” Then they asked me who I liked. Probably the funniest and most traumatizing thing I have gone through lol (:

February 9th, 2018  
 
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When I came out I realized that my parents already knew. When I told my sister I finally came out, she said, “They already knew.” I was crying so nervous over my breakfast and they just said, “Okay, so how’s your toast?” Biggest relief ever. (F, Bi, 16)

February 8th, 2018  
 
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When I came out to my friends a few months ago, they were so supportive to me. The problem for me was coming out my family, and I was raised with strict values. A few days ago I came out to my sister in an emotional conversation on a walk. I thought she wouldn’t accept me, I was wrong; coming out to her made our relationship stronger. She asked me who I had a crush on and I had to tell her—best decision I have made.

February 7th, 2018  
 
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When I came out to one of my best friends she got really quiet. I ended up apologizing for making her uncomfortable. I wish I didn’t do that. (M, Gay, 19)

February 6th, 2018  
 
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