When I came out, I came out to my best friends after two years of contemplating and worrying about my sexuality. Now, I’ve come out 5 times and I think around 12 people know. I’m planning to come out to my parents really soon, because I’m ready to live my life out of the closet.
When I came out (to all of my friends, but individually at different times) I receive nothing but positive reactions and support. When I came out to one of my best friends, she came out to me too, and we dated for about 10 months before breaking up. The breakup was on good terms and we’re still close friends, and I feel that the experience made me stronger. I’m still so much happier than I ever was before
When I came out as bisexual my friend told me, “Wait, but girls can’t like girls. That’s just wrong. Ya know what? It’s probably just a phase anyway.” She was the first person I ever told, so now I have a fear of telling anyone else because I think they’ll have the same reaction.
When I came out for the first time, it was over the internet. I told everyone on a random chat site, ‘I’M BISEXUAL!!’ and then cried for an hour, confused about my feelings for both guys and gals. That was when I was 10. I’m now thirteen and am terrified of being accepted in the real world. (Bisexual girl, 13)
When I came out, it was to my mom and stepdad over a dinner of hot wings and cheese fries.
Me: I have something to tell you.
Me: I don’t know how to say this.
Mom: You have a girlfriend.
Me: Close. *sigh* This is hard.
Mom: Just say it.
Me: I’m queer
Mom: So you’re a lesbian?
Me: No. I don’t really want to get into it right now.
Mom: You have to educate us.
Me: Well, I date boys and girls and everything in between.
Mom: Oh. Okay. I love you.
When I came out I was trying to convince an homophobic friend that gay is okay so I accidentally shouted, “IF I BRING MY GIRLFRIEND WOULD YOU BE OKAY” in front of a classroom and my math teacher.
When I came out to my mother, she gave me a huge hug and told me that she loved me for who I was. Later that day, I found out that my grandpa has hit her because she didn’t “raise me right.” I’m too afraid to come out to anyone else now.
When I came out as bisexual to my best friend, she told me that she still loved me, and it didn’t change our friendship. She said that it might be a phase, and whether it was or not, she would always be my best friend. She said that no matter what, she would always be there for me.
When I came out (a few hours ago) to my grandma, she was in the kitchen and I just entered the house. She started teasing me about boys, and I turned around debating on what to do about this. After a few hours of work, I went back inside to change clothes and she called me into her bedroom to talk. She was upset because we never really talk anymore, and I told her it’s because you always tease me about boys and I kinda swing more towards girls and that’s why I go to my school’s GSA. She told me that’s ok, and to get myself together, and she just wants me to be happy.