When I came out to my parents last week, it wasn’t by choice. They found out I was dating a girl. Their reactions shocked me. My dad was accepting and my mom was more upset with me than she’d ever been in my life. I know we’ll get through this, but it’s so hard to be condemned for something I can’t (and don’t want to) change.

July 1st, 2015  

When I came out, I was just sitting with my mom on the couch. I told her, “I don’t think I’m straight. I think I’m pansexual. That means I can be attracted to anyone regardless of gender.” She was very accepting.

July 1st, 2015  

When I came out it was in light of the Supreme Court decision in America. I had already come out to my friends and my school. Just by the turn of events I came out to each one of them separately, and they each took it great. My mom came up to my room a couple minutes later and asked more about when I knew as well as what she could do to help, then said her gay coworker knew when I was just a baby. I don’t know why I’m still nervous, everything went so well.

June 30th, 2015  

When I came out as lesbian, my mom sat me down and told me it was a phase. At the time I almost believed her, but now I know for sure that it’s not, and I am comfortable with the thought of being gay. I have yet to try again, and fear that it will be a bit more awkward and complicated with my dad. My siblings sort of know, and are completely normal with it. I hope my friends are as accepting my siblings.

June 30th, 2015  

When I came out I was in seventh grade and had casually come out to my friends, like, “Guys, I’m pansexual.” They were totally accepting and now my new name is Peter Pan…

June 29th, 2015  

When I came out for the first time to one of my friends it was during a chat conversation and he, just for laughs, said “boobs or butts” and I went “boobs because I’m bi”.

June 26th, 2015  

When I came out, I was drunk at a party and started crying. My two best friends pulled me over and asked me what was wrong and I told them that I felt awful because I’d lied… and that the person I was dating was a girl… and that I’m a lesbian. They hugged me and told me they loved me and they wouldn’t tell anyone if I didn’t want them to.

June 26th, 2015  

When I came out, it was when my friend told me she was bi. That gave me the courage to come out as gay to her. After that, I came out to my best friend while playing Minecraft. He joked about it right after, but it hasn’t changed our friendship. :)

June 25th, 2015  

When I came out, I was sitting on the toilet while me and my friends played confessions in a group message. I typed “guys im gay” but before I pressed enter, I thought about their reactions, whether they would continue to be my friends or not. But then I realized it wasn’t about them, it was about me getting something off my chest that I have been holding. I finally pressed enter and my heart dropped. “I KNEW IT!”, they all responded.

June 24th, 2015  

When I came out it was to my mum. She was so kind and told me she loved me even more. I love her too. xx I’m still even after pretty nervous but I guess it’s just the whole experience ;)

June 23rd, 2015