When I came out, I was in art class sitting next to my best friend. I told her, “What if your best friend came out to you?” and she replied, “Are you?” and I told her I’m not sure. She had been telling me about this move called G.B.F., short for gay best friend. To tell her that I’m sure that I’m lesbian, I texted her, can I be your gbf? This was only a few days ago but I feel so much better that I told her.
When I first came out, it was to a guy crushing on me. (Awkward) He was really supportive though, even though I said I didn’t like him. (Awkward again) The second person I came out to was my Internet friend, whom I had only met three months prior. Since we had gotten quite close and she was a pansexual, which is similar to a panromantic asexual (my orientation) and also in another country, I decided to tell her. Step one: accept myself; done. Step two: come out to Internet friends; done. Step three: family, friends…
When I came out to parents, it was at a family shrink session and they made me. I’d been seeing this girl and presenting her as just a friend but they said they thought it was more. The forced me to answer and when I finally said yes with tears in my eyes, my mom said that it was just one girl and it’d pass. We haven’t talked about it since, but she always assumes I have sex with every single one of my female friends now.
When I came out to my older brother, it went like this:
Me: I don’t really wanna go with Hugo, he’s in love me and I don’t wanna lead him on
Him: Understandable. Go with Julia?
Me: Same problem
Him: She’s in love with you?
Him: You’re in love with her?
Him: It happens… Wanna grab a bite somewhere?
I love him; he’s the best.
When I came out to my best guy friend, having previously done so to my parents and a few friends, he came out to me as bi. I was so relieved, and I don’t think we’ve ever been closer.
When I came out I said to my closest friends, “You two are the people I trust the most in the world….. I’m gay.” They completely accepted me and one of them said, “That’s great. If it’s any consolation I’m bisexual.” Then when I came out to my parents they just hugged me and said they didn’t care about my sexuality, they only cared if I was happy or not.
When I came out I was 11. I came out to my twin sister first and she was amazing. Then I came out to my parents and my mom just said, “Yeah, no shit, Sherlock.” I then came out to my class and what are the odds, my teacher was gay! Everyone was really supporting and it was great.
When I came out to my sister it took two hours of me trying to tell her unsuccessfully before she just asked if I was gay. She said she had figured it out herself almost a year before and was completely accepting of me!
When I came out to my closest friend, she was a little apprehensive at first. A couple days later I found out that she had had a crush on me for some time, and never told me. She’s been so supportive, along with everyone else I’ve told – and finally (a full year later), today I’ve just come out to my parents. I feel over the moon.
When I came out to one of my best friends at school, I just wrote in the top of his geography book, and he wrote underneath it…
Me: Guess what?
Me: I’m bi
Friend: No way!
Me: Yes way!!!
At this moment he looked at me and said, “Alright then.”