When I came out, I was 19 and had failed two of my college subjects. I felt like a failure, so my best friend called me from overseas. She promised she’d loved me even with all my failures, so then I told her my biggest failure is being gay. She admitted she suspected it since we met, and she’d be glad to stand by my side no matter what.

Now, I thought being gay is the best thing in this world.

August 29th, 2014  

When I came out to my friend in a text, she didn’t respond. I got scared and kept texting her, then started crying and called her. She said she didn’t see the text and she apologized. She then told me she already knew I was and that she was bi. I’ve been in love with her for two years.

August 27th, 2014  

When I came out I had to explain why my divorce was pending. It wasn’t because I was separated for 4 years, because she didn’t like sex or because I did everything. It was because I was gay. My cousin said, “It’s ok, you’re still my cuz.” Now I just say it if it comes to me… worry no longer.

August 26th, 2014  

When I came out (today) to my mother, I was scared. The words “I am gay” never seemed to surface. So instead, I just told her that I wasn’t attracted to females. Surprisingly, she took it well. She told me how she doesn’t understand it (religious views) but she would never stop loving me. I just hope it gets better from here.

August 26th, 2014  

When I told my mum I was gay and wanted to wear girls clothes and have long purple hair, she was very supportive. I told my dad and he said, “I know and I’m proud to have you as a son and I love you more than anything.” That’s a day I will never forget. Love you mum and dad :)

August 25th, 2014  

When I came out, it was in a skype call with two of my closest friends. I had told them earlier in the day that I wanted to tell them something and when we were all in a call I decided to let them guess cause I wasn’t able to say it myself. Finally my friend said, “You’re gay” and I said yes and they both said that I shouldn’t be ashamed of it and that they completely support me.

August 25th, 2014  

When I came out as bisexual to my best friend I was too scared to do it in person so I told her with a text. She was surprised but told me that she was bi too. Now, when we go out to dinner we can talk about waiters we both happen to find attractive.

August 22nd, 2014  

When I came out I wrote “I’m gay” with each letter on a different cupcake. My mum was very supportive, and my step-dad has not seen it yet.

August 21st, 2014  

When I came out, I was twelve. I only did to my best friend over text. It was a spur of the moment decision and I haven’t once regretted it.

August 20th, 2014  

When I came out to my friend, she was extremely excited (having never met a gay male before), and since then I’ve opened up to so many more people in my social circle. That first step is one that I will never regret taking.

August 20th, 2014