When I came out I wrote a note to my mom and she ended up calling my dad. My mom still hates that I’m gay but my dad is super supportive and says he will always be there for me. Coming out to people is still the scariest thing for me but my dad makes it okay… and he’s trying to get my mom to come around.

November 26th, 2014  

When I came out, I told my best friend on Facebook. I made her try to guess what it was and it took a while but she finally said, “Are you gay?” I said yes and she said that she supported me. After that I asked her if she thought of me differently. She just said, “No, you’re just my gay best friend.” :)

November 25th, 2014  

When I came out, I was afraid to tell my parents I was lesbian. So, I told my friend. She helped me make a funny PowerPoint to give the news. My parents didn’t ask questions, and didn’t care. They still love me for me.

November 24th, 2014  

When I came out, well, my parents forced me out. They saw a photo on Facebook of me with my now boyfriend for a year and they knew. They called me and asked and I had to tell them. My parents told me they loved me no matter what. Even after living with this secret for 24 years it was tough. I couldn’t be happier now.

November 20th, 2014  

When I came out as bi I did it on Facebook. I’ve known since elementary school but never told anyone because I was afraid it was only a phase so I waited until college just to be sure. Now I’m in college and I’ve realized that I didn’t care about what people thought of me, I just wanted to be all of me so in October this year I wrote “HEY! I’m bi” as my status.

November 19th, 2014  

When I came out to my mom I burst out crying before I could tell her, and then told her I was bi through my tears. She told me she loved me no matter what. I’m glad to have a supportive family.

November 12th, 2014  

When I came out of closet to my best friend, I was so scared. I prepared myself for weeks, but still I didn’t have any bravery to face him. So I told him over text. “Bob, I love u, but this love is not like what u think. I’m gay.” Yeah, it’s still scary for me, but I did it. It was such a relief for me in the end. He was shocked but now he is still beside me. He is still my best friend and the one whom I tell everything to. I’m really proud to have him in my life.

November 10th, 2014  

When I came out, I prepared a text to two of my best mates one night before college, saying something like, “Hey need to tell you something tomorrow.” Anyway I was about to delete the message and chicken out once again when I accidentally sent it. Well, the next day one of the girls kept asking me what it was through break. I went to lesson and finally texted her telling her I was gay. She was so lovely and accepting and is still one of my best friends to this day.

November 6th, 2014  

When I came out as bisexual to my brother, my sister was already aware. I flat-out asked him what he would think if one of his siblings wasn’t straight. He said, “Eh. Wouldn’t change anything.” I told him I am bisexual and he said, “You’re still my brother.”

October 28th, 2014  

When I came out as bi to my mom about 4 months ago I was extremely nervous. When I started out as a freshman in college (senior now) and like many people that age started drinking and partying pretty heavily, I had a string of one-night stands with both men and women for which I am totally ashamed because it was not behavior I was raised to view as acceptable. I thought she would love me less and be disgusted by what I had done and see me as some kind of deviant. I found the opposite to be true; she loved me more and she loved that I was willing to share this with her. So many parents know that their kids are keeping things from them and it makes them sad to know their kids don’t feel like they can trust them.

October 24th, 2014