When I came out as bisexual to my best friend I told her over a text and she said, “I kind of already knew that. At the very least I knew you weren’t straight.”
When I came out, everything went through better than I expected. When I discovered I crave a woman’s touch, I felt terrified and proud at the same moment. But in some way I felt embarrassed. I was only 14. And when I told my somewhat best friend I was bisexual, she just smirked and said, “I know”. And since then I feel free.
When I came out as pansexual and genderfluid last year, my mother wasn’t all too surprised, and neither were my four younger siblings. But what took the metaphorical cake of that day was when my then-thirteen brother started shuffling around in the kitchen and began to dress various pots and pans in my lingerie. He then asked me which one I wished to make out with. (Now, we’re waiting for my eleven-year-old brother to come out as either asexual/biromantic or bisexual…) Our family is a rather queer family – even my straight brother who performed the pan joke has metrosexual tendencies (he’s obsessed with his hair and uses all sorts of skincare products) and my ten-year old sis is pretty sure she’s bi. Cheers from this eccentric, queer-as wordsmith!
When I came out in 11th grade, my mom treated me so differently that I went back in. Having a dad as a pastor, I knew it would be hard. Now at 27, my mom has met my girlfriend!
When I came out to one of my best friends, he told me he didn’t care if I was gay and that he would support me no matter what. A few months later I told him he was the one who I was in love with. He said that it didn’t change anything for him and he still wanted to be friends. Of course I feel a bit weird now being around him, but I hope that with time it will pass. He’s probably one of the best things that ever happened to me.
When I came out to my best friend as gay, I was too afraid to tell her in real life but I knew I absolutely needed to. I told her over text message. I couldn’t even bring myself to type it directly into a message. I wrote it in a note and took several screenshots. She replied saying she was disappointed that there were no fireworks or cake or anything, so I received a B+ on presentation and the most supportive and amazing friend I could have ever asked for.
When I came out, it was to my sister.
Me: I’m pretty sure I’m 500% homosexual.
When I came out as asexual in my second year of college, I was in an acting class (I’m a music theatre student) and the general reaction was “Well duh, tell us something we didn’t already guess.”
When I came out to my dad I didn’t know how he would react. I was so scared on how he would take it. I came home from church and started crying. My dad came upstairs and we talked. I told him that I was bi and he said as long as I was happy it’s ok.