When I came out, I came out to my friends first. I was falling madly in love with my best friend, and she knows it too. We both like each other and are currently trying to work this all out. I’ve told my parents, but they aren’t taking it all too well, but as long as I have her none of this matters. (Female, bisexual, 16)
When I came out, I had an awesome, positive response. My super flamboyant male friend was like, “I’m bi…” right as Algebra was starting, so I couldn’t even talk to him, but afterwards, I was like, “I have a secret, too,” and I explained that I was nonbinary and attracted to girls. He thought that was really cool, and now we are even closer than before! (FtNB, 13, Gyneromantic / Gynesexual)
When I came out, everyone accepted me. I loved seeing all of their reactions, and what they said to make me feel good about myself. I’ve come out to most all of my friends, but not my parents yet. 🙂
When I came out yesterday I told my best friend since elementary school over text. He basically said we’re dogs for life, we’ve been through everything together and he doesn’t care who I’m attracted to. He actually congratulated me for finally figuring myself out and having the courage to be honest. I told my dad over text today and he said he loves me, I can call him anytime to talk about anything and that he’d text me later when he got off work. I still haven’t told my mom. Bisexual, male, 23
When I came out, I did it to all my friends first and they all reacted really well. They all accept me. My two best friends said they already knew and other friend said she suspected. Then I came out to my sister and my two cousins (we’re really close) and my sister said, “Oh really? Wow. Well… Okay,” and my cousins looked at me and said, “OK,” and then continued talking about which food was their favorite. I love them all.
When I came out to my friends, they thought that I was one of two straight people at our lunch table. I came out by saying that there’s only one straight person at our table.
When I came out to my mom, it wasn’t how I intended to do it. I wrote her a letter, but before I could give it to her, she found it by accident and read it. She waited until we were alone in the car to talk to me about it, and she was super supportive and accepting. Even though this isn’t how I thought it would happen, I’m really glad that she supports me.
When I came out (to my mother), it went quite well. For whatever reason my little sister wanted to do a “costume party”, so I dressed up in rainbow and put some paper saying I’m bi on my shirt. Then I went into my closet and ran out, saying “I’m out of the closet!”
She needed about ten seconds to process what I was doing but was very supportive, which isn’t surprising because she’s very liberal and open-minded.
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.
When I came out at 14, my mom said it was just a phase. A few months later after suffering a sexual tragedy against myself from a male, my mom asked me if I was straight. She was already disappointed in what had happened this summer and disappointed in my sexuality so I lied and told her I was. To this day, I haven’t tried to come out again. 17, female, pan/demisexual