When I came out to one of my best friends I couldn’t say the words for about 10 minutes. When I finally got the words out she said that it was perfectly fine and she gave me a hug. She has been extremely supportive ever since 🙂 ~16, bisexual, female

January 16th, 2017  

When I came out to my friend, it was fine at first. She started to act disappointed and ashamed to be my friend over the past few months, so I’m starting to regret letting her be the first to know. I told two other friends who were perfectly fine with it; they thought it was cool actually. But all three of them think I’m lesbian. Polysexual/Panromantic/Akoiromantic/F2M

January 13th, 2017  

When I came out, it was yesterday and I came out to a close friend. She wound up telling me that she had also liked girls. Since then we’ve been really supportive of each other and neither of us thought of the other any differently. I am still scared to tell my parents though because they are highly religious and have already expressed their feeling to me about the LGBTQ+ community. (16, Bisexual/Lesbian?)

January 13th, 2017  

When I first came out I didn’t really know the terms “gay”, “lesbian” or “bisexual” because I was very young. I came out to my best friend and I said, “Hey I like girls and boys,” and we did a google search. (14, bisexual)

January 12th, 2017  

When I came out, I was so scared that my parents would judge me, even though I knew they were (kind of) supporters of the LGBT community. When I finally worked up the courage to tell my mom and dad, they said they loved me the same, which was good, but my mom said something along the lines of “Well, you are only 12, you may be too young to really know…” which was pretty offensive, but she now is completely fine with it (even though I literally came out a month ago xD) I have told almost everyone at school I’m demisexual/demiromantic/gay, and I have lost only 1 close friend 🙂 I’m happy as can be -12, gay male

January 12th, 2017  

When I came out to my best friend today I was shaking and could barely speak but after I’d managed to finish the sentence and after I’d explained to her what pansexuality is because she had no clue, she ended up being really supportive even though she’s quite religious. I am so relieved. I can’t believe that I went through two whole years of trying to tell her when her reaction is so positive!

January 11th, 2017  

When I came out to my close friends I was 14. They had a positive answer and told me that they already knew and their mums too. It was quietly weird. (16, lesbian)

January 11th, 2017  

When I came out to my dad last summer, I decided to do it in a joking way. I’m not sure though if he understood that I was coming out and I’m too scared to tell him again. He’s supportive of the lgbt community but he has a way of hating people who are too “openly gay”. That’s why I’m scared. (18, lesbian)

January 5th, 2017  

When I came out, I came out to my cousin first, my sister, and on Facebook to family and friends after graduating high school. 35 likes, positive comments, and 2 hugs from my mom and dad who I love more than anything. 21, Gay

January 4th, 2017  

When I came out I didn’t really do it. A classmate opened my phone up and read stuff that involved me being bisexual/pansexual and Ftm… Told the whole class. None of them would talk to me afterwards but I kept my close friends thankfully and my parents are okay with it but scared to tell the rest of my family.

January 3rd, 2017