When I came out to my best friend, She said that it “makes me uncomfortable and I don’t want to talk about it anymore.” So I said, “I’m fine with that, but you can’t talk about your love life ever again either.” We are merely acquaintances now and I’ve never been happier. -Female, Pansexual, 14

August 23rd, 2017  
 
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When I came out to my sister I was like, “I’m gay,” and she said that I was really brave and that she was bisexual. – 12, M, Gay

August 16th, 2017  
 
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When I came out to my best friend as bisexual she told me that I wasn’t and that I was just confused and scared of being bi because my parents don’t believe that bisexual is a thing. I don’t think I will ever come out again. (Female, 14, bi)

August 10th, 2017  
 
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When I came out to my teacher, it was just the best moment in my life. She had to guess what’s up and when she got it, I started crying and she hugged me immediately and told me that everything’s alright. All of that was about 2 1/2 years ago and she still supports me so much, because I haven’t told anyone else yet. I am so glad that I told her, because I couldn’t ask for better support!! Female, 16, gay

August 9th, 2017  
 
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When I came out, a girl kept asking me which boy I liked. She kept asking. I said none. She asked if i was bi and I hesitantly said yes. Then she literally named the whole class to ask. Lol.

August 7th, 2017  
 
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When I came out as gay I told a friend and they said to me good luck. I don’t know how to tell my family in case they don’t like me any more because they do not like gays. But I don’t care and I am coming out gay in the next few days to them and don’t care what they say. 17, male, gay

August 4th, 2017  
 
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When I came out, it was to my best friend after she told me that she had a crush on me. She said that she was happy for me and has been nothing but supportive ever since. A week later, I came out to two other female friends. I live in the Caribbean and our society (as well as my family) is conservative, religious and highly homophobic so I’m not in a hurry to come out publicly. One day, I’ll tell my parents and maybe my extended family. (17, Male, Gay)

August 3rd, 2017  
 
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When I came out to my mom, I secretly recorded her reaction on a voice memo. We got very emotional, and she told me how happy she is that I told her. Later in life, at my wedding, I plan to play her that voice memo. 🙂

July 28th, 2017  
 
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When I came out to my doctor she finally understood how I could be so certain I wouldn’t get pregnant without taking birth control.

July 27th, 2017  
 
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When I came out to my best friend, she had a very surprised and shocked face and all she could say was “really?” It was kind of hilarious and she has been an amazing support ever since.

July 26th, 2017  
 
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