When I came out it was super weird. I have a bracelet of the pride flag and I told my friend that I was part of the thing and she said, “Well, I know you’re not lesbian” and she guessed it and we hugged and went on with our day. She then came out as pan to me.

January 17th, 2018  
 
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When I came out to my best friend this previous fall she hugged me and told me that she already knew. She helped me to come out to my immediate family, and now, several months later, I am openly gay. I live in a small, conservative Christian family and town, but I have received nothing but love and support. It took me a long time to reconcile my sexuality and my love for Jesus Christ, but He loves you just the same and I am truly closer to Him than ever before after being honest with myself and others. (Male, 16, gay)

January 16th, 2018  
 
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When I came out to my two best friends one was shocked. The other was through text so it was hard to say but he seemed nice. Other than that I’m still scared to tell anyone else. (14, Gender fluid, pansexual)

January 15th, 2018  
 
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When I came out to my two best friends, both of them supported me. I feel great accepting myself and knowing at least a couple people support me. – 14, gender-fluid

January 12th, 2018  
 
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When I came out… it was to myself at 15. I cried all night long and had a panic attack but it was a huge weight off my shoulders and I’d never felt more relieved in my life. I’ve grown to fully accept myself, I finally know who I am and even if not everyone knows it I couldn’t be happier. (16, ftm trans and gay)

January 11th, 2018  
 
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When I came out my friends all told me I was a freak. I started being bullied by a girl I had a crush on; she told me I was nothing. I haven’t found any solace in this world. (Female, 17, lesbian)

January 10th, 2018  
 
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When I came out today to my friends it went way better than I thought it would’ve. They high-fived each other and were happy they finally had a gay friend. Then we just moved on and the rest of the day was just like before.

January 9th, 2018  
 
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When I came out to my friends as gay, my friend Ania told me that she is pansexual and my other friend Oliwia told me that she is bi. I really don’t know what’s happened here XD

January 8th, 2018  
 
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When I came out it was the beginning of the school year. I had talked to my gay uncle and bisexual best friend and decided to tell my mom and her boyfriend. I literally went out and told them I had something important to say. I just said I like girls, went back to my room, then came back out to my mom crying and my mom’s boyfriend standing there. My best friend told me tonight that my mom told him that I’m just going through a phase. (Female, 16, lesbian)

January 5th, 2018  
 
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When I came out to my best friend, we were at school and he was asking who I liked. He said, “So your crush, did he move away?” The bell rang and I was late, so I looked at him and said, “Not a he,” then ran to class. This was about four hours ago and he hasn’t said anything. I’ve seen him twice since I told him. 🙁 (Female, bi, 13)

January 4th, 2018  
 
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