When I came out, it was during lunch and my friends kept asking me if I had a crush on this girl in band and I said no and they didn’t believe me. So they asked if I had a crush on any girls and I said not currently, no. Then my best friend, being the loudmouth he is, jokingly said, “What are you, gay?” I said yeah and he was surprised but he didn’t really care.

August 31st, 2015  

When I came out as pansexual it was to my best friend over text as I was terrified to say it in person. I hadn’t planned on telling anyone for years but it just came out. She was so shocked but she was completely fine about it and was glad that I told her. I’m so thankful for how well it went.

August 27th, 2015  

When I came out, my family actually found out through my online conversations. They got really angry, saying I didn’t trust them with this and that “this lesbian thing” was ridiculous. They said they “weren’t that shallow” and would support me, but nowadays they still talk to me as if I’m straight. I’m entering freshman year of high school and I really hope, if I bring home a girlfriend someday, we’ll be able to have a happy dinner together.

August 26th, 2015  

When I came out to my two best friends, I did that by sending them the “coming out song” (you can find it on YouTube). They were very supportive and they thought that the idea of the song was creative. Now I have to come out to my parents, which I’m not gonna do for the next 200 years…

August 24th, 2015  

When I came out to my friends they screamed to me and told me that they knew. They support me so much and I couldn’t ask for better friends.

August 20th, 2015  

When I came out, I came out to one of my closest friends. She was bi and I already knew. I was in 6th grade. We are 26 and married now. I am a social worker and she is a lawyer. 

August 19th, 2015  

When I came out, I told the person that I knew wouldn’t care. After telling him about a girl I liked, it took him a minute to even realize it was important to me — he thought I was just talking about my crush, and didn’t even blink. We spent the rest of lunch telling your mom jokes, because a whole new avenue of humor was open to me. He has no idea how much the jokes meant to me. I loved how normal it felt.

August 18th, 2015  

When I came out to my friend as gay, she came out to me as bisexual. She’s the best friend I could ever ask for :)

August 18th, 2015  

When I came out, I felt like I was going to puke at any second. I sent my friend a text telling her, and then a second one saying “please still be my friend”. She told me that she would love me no matter what. But then I remembered that that was not the first time I came out. I remembered that when I was little, my mother asked me if I liked girls or boys better, to which I replied with “I like girls because I think they’re prettier”.

August 17th, 2015  

When I came out to my male best friend our friendship just grew. We were chatting on Facebook and I made many references to being a lesbian, so he decided to ask me if I was gay and I simply answered, ‘Yes.’ Then he said that now we have one more thing in common, but it was awkward when he said that he liked me after I came out to him.

August 17th, 2015