When I came out to my dad it was over the phone, I told him that things were going on and that I needed to tell him something important. He asked what it was, and I said that I lost my job because of how I was living my life. He asked, “How are you different?” I said, “Well, Dad, I’m gay,” and he said, “I know, you’re still young to know how you are or even know who you are for sure.” He then went to tell me how he still loved me and we can figure things out. (That was about a year and a half ago.) Things have never been better! (Male, Gay, 19)

October 13th, 2017  
 
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When I came out to my family, I had never received so much love and support from them. I’m really proud to have done it! (19 years, gay)

October 12th, 2017  
 
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When I came out to my best friend during science class she just said she didn’t care and I was still the same person. Still haven’t told anyone else. (Female, bi)

October 9th, 2017  
 
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When I came out, it was bisexuality awareness day of 2017 and I told my mom to guess what day it was. She couldn’t guess so I said that it’s the day that people acknowledge that I exist! We then had a talk about it, while driving to see a play, and she was super accepting, saying that she was glad I was comfortable with myself. (Female, 14)

October 4th, 2017  
 
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When I came out, it was to my girlfriend’s older brother (who was and is still one of my closest friends). Unlike my girlfriend, he’s very religious and attends church 3 times a week. When I told him I was gay, all he said was “Yeah, I thought so. I still love you and God still loves you, so everything’s cool.” And that was it.

October 3rd, 2017  
 
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When I came out, I was at the park with my friends (two boys, one girl) and they asked who I liked. I told them they were looking in the wrong gender, and what her name was. They got the message 🙂 (Female/bi)

October 2nd, 2017  
 
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When I came out I didn’t want to hide it anymore with my mom. Unfortunately, I’m 24 and live with her but I knew I didn’t want to hide my girlfriend anymore. I am proud of my girl and our relationship. Long story short, I decided to immediately search for a new place to live and am moving in with my girlfriend in a month. I am the happiest I’ve ever been and am so excited to live with the love of my life and start out next chapter together; my mom will come around in time I hope. (JB, Bi)

September 29th, 2017  
 
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When I came out I baked rainbow cupcakes for my family on National Coming Out Day. I wore my Beetlejuice costume for Halloween (which has black and white stripes like the heterosexual flag) and taped a rainbow flag to my shirt underneath. I was terrified, but looking back it was honestly so extra (I swear I’m not kidding — I had been waiting 3+ years to do it) and my parents are totally okay with it!

September 25th, 2017  
 
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When I finally came out to my mum about 2 hours ago, she seemed somewhat accepting but a bit funny about it. I know no one else from my family or school who is (openly) from the LGBTQ+ community so this was a big step for me. But I’m glad to have finally gotten it off my shoulders. (15, female, bi)

September 20th, 2017  
 
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When I came out as bisexual to my two best friends, I texted them and that’s the only way I could do it. They automatically explained that no matter what they will always love me. It went so well and even though my parents don’t know, it feels great to let my two closest friends know and have people who accept me for me 100%. (female/bi)

September 19th, 2017  
 
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