When I came out I told my friend everything – not just about being lesbian but about my whole life. He’s gay so he understands and I am so relieved. But I don’t know what to do next.
When I came out as gay, I texted my parents and they immediately came home. To my surprise they gave me hugs and were really supportive. My friends were also very very accepting except for one or two who no longer talk to me. I guess these 12 years of hiding were just wasted time.
When I came out to my best friend, it was in art class. I said, I bet you can’t guess who I like. And she said every boy in the grade, and I went, It’s a girl. She thought I was kidding until I texted her I really was a lesbian. She was very supportive. I will eventually tell my parents. Wish me luck.
When I came out to my best friend, I was so scared. When I did, after all the standard questions, he told me he still gets to be my best man.
When I came out to my mom, I thought she would hate me and kick me out because of my Christian upbringing. She was actually very supportive. She just wants me to be HAPPY.
When I came out, my dad sent me a text message to say he still loved me with a loveheart at the end for the first time ever, and my mum rang her best friend straight away to say “Hey! Guess what!”
I guess I wasted two years preparing for it!
When I came out as bi, about two weeks ago, it was to my childhood friend. She said, “I know and I understand, girls are attractive”
When I came out to my brother, he was so supportive. I remember having this terrible nauseous feeling in my stomach before I told him. He admitted he wasn’t shocked, and subsequently he offered me a cup of coffee and said, “Let’s have a celebratory coffee!” That was the most overwhelming feeling of support from him. I now have the rest of my siblings and my mother to tell — wish me luck!
When I came out five months ago my entire family was supportive except for my mom. I don’t understand it though. I have a gay brother and gay cousin that she fully supports but she disowned me completely. I haven’t spoken to her since. I had to struggle through the rejection and get to a point within myself that allowed me to realize I am not a bad person. I’m not. There are worse things I could do than be a lesbian.
When I came out to my best friend, she told me I wasn’t serious, I was trying to find myself, it couldn’t be true. Slowly, after ten years of a long friendship, she stopped talking to me. I was so lost. I understood later that she was afraid I could fall in love with her. And some time after that, I learned that she was gay too. Maybe I’ll see her again.