When I came out as transgender to my mom, I was 14, and terrified. We were on our way home from the grocery store and I just looked at her and said, “I think I was supposed to be a boy.” (I didn’t know what it was called.) And all she said was “I figured that was why you were acting weird.”

December 11th, 2017  
 
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When I came out… I waited until 11:45 so my best friend would not be online. Then wrote a paragraph saying I was gay that he didn’t read because the notification only had “good night” in it. This morning he said he “underestimated my irl stealth stat” and was really nice. (17, male, gay)

December 8th, 2017  
 
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When I came out to my best friend I was too scared to do it in person so I texted him a picture of the girl I had a crush on and said, “shes hot”. He responded with “d8?” and I proceeded by telling him how she was probably straight and how I always ended up liking straight girls. A couple weeks later he asked me if I was bisexual and I said yes.

December 6th, 2017  
 
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When I came out to my crush (also one of my best friends), she texted back: “ok cool. I kind of already knew that”. Then later she asked if I liked her, to which I replied “yes”. It was awkward for about two weeks, but we are as close as ever now. My family and all my other friends took it very well.

November 30th, 2017  
 
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When I came out to my mom 4 days ago, well… she made me do it. She straight asked me if I was gay. After several “facts” about me and my queer friends, I decided to not to say yes, just saying stuff like, “If I have a gay/trans/bi son I will accept him.” She told me that I am a deception. It didn’t bother me at all, but she still talks to me now. She still wants to have the conversation. I’m too afraid. Male, 22. Panamá

November 29th, 2017  
 
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When I came out to my brother a few months ago, we were so drunk at a club. I was dancing with a guy. He asked me if I was bisexual, and I told him, “Uh, yeah.” We went home and he cried because I didn’t tell him before. Also he said that he will never accept me as gay. I really don’t care. Male, 22. Panamá

November 28th, 2017  
 
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When I came out to my two best friends they were super accepting and just carried on completely normal. They support me fully and are helping me coming out to my parents and others. No regrets! – 13-year-old male bisexual

November 27th, 2017  
 
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When I came out, it was an accident. I wrote it on the bathroom mirror to help me feel better about myself, and my mom saw it. She was supportive. (Female/Bisexual)

November 22nd, 2017  
 
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When I came out my girlfriend just told everyone that we’re a couple in school and since then people have been treating me slightly differently but they’re still supportive. I like it the way it is, even though some stupid comments still get me sometimes. (Female, 15)

November 20th, 2017  
 
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When I came out as agender and pansexual, only one of my friends accepted me for who I was. The rest of my “friends” just said, “Eww!” or “I know you’re lying” or they laughed and made fun of me… //agender, pansexual, 11//

November 16th, 2017  
 
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