When I came out, it was New Year’s Day. I was sobbing the night before, I was so scared. When I told my mom, she was very calm about it and told me she had suspected it. It went a lot better than I expected, and my parents now completely accept me as a lesbian. They’ll say “your future partner” instead of “your future boyfriend” and that just makes me so happy, and my mental health has gotten so much better since then. I just want to tell any closeted LGBT people reading this that you are brave, and that sometimes the anticipation is the worst part.

January 23rd, 2017