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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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”.
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.
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.
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.