When I came out to my family, I did it by e-mail. I don’t know why I was so scared; my parents have always been there for me and still are!

January 27th, 2012  
 
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When I came out I was scared that people wouldn’t accept me and that I would lose people close to me. In retrospect, the opposite happened. I am closer to people now than I have been my entire life.

January 27th, 2012  
 
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When I came out to my high school friend, she came out to me, too!

January 26th, 2012  
 
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When I came out to my brother, he celebrated: We could now discuss topics including “hot girls.”

January 22nd, 2012  
 
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When I came out to my mother, she told me she wished I wasn’t, because she wanted me to live a happy life. I am happy, mom. I would never want to live a lie.

January 22nd, 2012  
 
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When I came out to my parents I wrote them a three-page letter explaining my hidden “gay” life to them. My dad still won’t talk to me like he did before I sent the letter. It breaks my heart because I love him so much, but I love my girlfriend just as much if not more.

January 21st, 2012  
 
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When I came out to my high school friends (during college) they all thought I was lying. It is three years later and they all still think it is a phase.

January 21st, 2012  
 
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When I came out, I realized what disappointment looked like on a person’s face. My mom’s. Today… we’re still working through it.

January 21st, 2012  
 
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When I came out to my twin brother, he looked me straight in the eye, pumped his fist in the air, and yelled “FINALLY!”

January 21st, 2012  
 
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