When I came out it was in my mom’s car. She told me that I was confused and just “thought” I was gay. We keep it a secret because my parents still think I’m just confused. I hope they come around to my wedding. (14, Gay, Male)

September 30th, 2016  

When I came out, I was in a serious straight relationship for 6 years. I had hidden, fooled myself, and created a false identity, which I had to face right after my mother’s suicide attempt. Coming out in a relationship and for my Christian and Serbian family is by far the most difficult that I have done in life. I was very surprised that the majority of the people in my social network accepted me for who I am and not my sexuality.

September 29th, 2016  

When I came out, I was so scared that I didn’t sleep at all for three nights. I finally got so tired that I couldn’t go on. I told my mom over Skype by having her guess why I wasn’t sleeping. She guessed it herself after a few hints and was totally fine with it. And my dad burst in to say that they both love me no matter what. I guess that I stressed out way too much, I knew in advance that they would be ok with it… I love them so much!

September 26th, 2016  

When I came out to my nephew who’s about the same age as me he took it really well. However, when I told my sister, she flipped her sh*t. Her loss, I guess (16, gay, male)

September 26th, 2016  

When I came out it was via Facebook private messages to one of my best male friends. He often asked me if I had any crushes in my life or anyone special that he should know of. After days of denying I finally admitted that I had a crush on a girl. His response was amazing; he basically said that “that’s so cute, you should tell me more of this girl that stole your heart.” I never felt so happy in my life.

September 21st, 2016  

When I came out… I told my two best friends. They both hugged me and said they loved me and that we would be friends no matter what. Then the next day I told my girlfriend who I live with. She freaked out and I moved out that night. I told my parents and they didn’t say much at all and helped me move out. This was less than an hour ago.

September 21st, 2016  

When I came out to my grandma, she was shocked and surprised. She had no idea I was bisexual as I didn’t show any signs. When I came out to my mom, she was also shocked and disappointed. However, both of them love me no matter what and support me despite their disappointments.

September 20th, 2016  

When I came out, it was on a piece of paper. I had one of my little siblings give it to my parents. My parents then had a talk with me, expressing their total support. It was so great to finally stop keeping my sexuality a secret!! {13, pansexual}

September 20th, 2016  

When I came out to my friend at summer camp, it was while I was talking about my depression. “You’re depressed? I’m sorry. Is there anything I can do to help?” I said it was because of something. She said, “Oh, you’re bi aren’t you?” Now she makes jokes about how gay I am.

September 19th, 2016  

When I came out I was really scared. I’ve came out to my best friend. I was nervous, and I’ve only told on skype: I’m gay. He said, “I thought that you want to suicide, but I feel now reassured. And really I feel very honored that you told me that.” I couldn’t sleep that night.

September 19th, 2016