When I came out as a lesbian to my family while having dinner at a restaurant, I remember my moms face going from this 🙂 to this :-(. The day after, she told me she didn’t want to hear who I’m dating, or even meet that person and what we do as a couple. Since then she bothers me by saying things like “Look at that boy, isn’t he cute?” I wish I knew how religion can be more important than the happiness and well-being of someone. (Andy, 17,Portugal)

June 27th, 2017  

When I came out, it was to a friend at school. I just brought him to the library and told him. He hugged me so hard that he knocked the breath out of me, then said that he saw me the same, just that he knew more about me. Yay! 12/M/Gay

June 27th, 2017  

When I came out I was outed to my mom by someone who I still don’t know and it’s a fresh story. I felt soo relieved and I felt like this huge weight left off my shoulders but at the same I was worried about my mom and told her I love her. She told me she loves me too. I hope she will be better and better about that. Leo 19 bisexual

June 26th, 2017  

When I came out gay it was to my mother. She was very angry but then later on said it’s your life, you can do what you want. Then after coming out gay I soon got a boyfriend and we do what we want in the house. My mother says at least you are happy, then I am too. (gay 17)

June 26th, 2017  

When I came out my “parents” basically kicked me out and blamed my cousin (who is also gay) and her parents for it. My aunt and uncle adopted me. I lost friends when I moved and my birth parents don’t even acknowledge my existence let alone my orientation but I’m happy I’m gay and won’t change for anyone (14, Female, Gay)

June 23rd, 2017  

When I came out it was today and to my best friend. I was crying at 3am and she saw me and asked why am I sad. I said I’m not sad, I’m lesbian, and I’m ready to share it with the world. She smiled and gave me the biggest hug. A huge weight has been lifted. -lesbian 25

June 22nd, 2017  

When I came out it was to my 10 year old daughter. What precipitated it was that she confessed to me that she had a crush on a female friend and was confused by her feelings. I explained to her that is natural to have same-sex attractions and when she asked how I knew, I told her that I am homosexual but I denied that part of myself until my late thirties. I made her promise that if she comes to terms with any orientation she is that she doesn’t wait as long as I did (Rachel, 46, Lesbian)

June 21st, 2017  

When I came out was when my friend said she was bi. I said join the club and high-fived another girl I was sitting with.

June 20th, 2017  

When I came out to my mom she told me I was creepy and weird. She said I shouldn’t tell any of my family. It was the only time I ever felt ashamed of my sexuality. I was just so disgusted at my stupidity in thinking she’d accept me. (Savannah/18/Bi)

June 19th, 2017  

When I came out at school, I did it really angrily. I was arguing with this homophobic guy and he said something about me being ugly and I said back, “Well, I think you’re pretty ugly too, but that’s probably because I’m into girls.”

June 14th, 2017