When I came out it was at dinner with a couple people I know. One of them didn’t react at all. I think deep down she kind of already knew. The other got very uncomfortable and quiet.
When I came out to my mother last night I feel relieved knowing her reaction towards me wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I recently came out to my friend who I trust the most. At first she never believed me but when I finally convinced her, she promised to give her full support. :D. 15, bi, male
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.