When I came out to my best friend she was super happy for me and told me that she was also figuring out her sexuality. I texted her that I wanted to tell her something that’s been on my mind for a few weeks and I was like, “so like I’m bi!” and she responded, “OMG YAY IM SO HAPPY YOU TOLD ME IM SO PROUD OF YOU”. Best moment of my life, since she’s my best friend ever. (15/Female/Bi)

May 18th, 2017  

When I came out, it was to my stepbrother, who at the time was temporarily deaf. I asked him if we could walk over to Portillos to get dinner. After a little bit of small talk over our food, I told him that I had to tell him something important. I stalled for another 5-10 minutes before signing “I’M G-A-Y” under the table. He was pretty shocked, but still gave me a fist pump and got me a cake shake.

May 15th, 2017  

When I came out to my mother she made me feel very uncomfortable about it, asking personal questions about my sex life and insisting I was going through a phase. Meanwhile I was openly Bi at school, flirting with both sexes, and during a talk with my friends I had discovered that one of them hadn’t caught on. So my other friend and I simply explained it to her and both are extremely accepting while mum still insists it’s a phase.

May 10th, 2017  

When I came out was yesterday at a party. I had come out to my close friends, but that’s all. Yesterday we were at a party and I was really, really drunk and when I saw the girl I like I yelled, “I want to f*ck you!” Then people started asking me if I was a lesbian and I just said yes.

May 10th, 2017  

When I came out it was first to one of my best friends who funny enough I made through our mutal love for Dan and Phil. Funny enough she came out as bi to me and I came out as lesbian to her. I used to have a crush on her but I got over it when she said she more into guys then girls. I now have a very loving girlfriend who I can’t wait to meet (sadly we are long distance ;-; ) – 14/lesbian/ she /her / you can call me jay

May 9th, 2017  

When I came out to my best friend, she came out to me. We were texting back and forth, and she told me that she had something to tell me but was afraid that I’d hate her. She said, “I think I may be bisexual, meaning I like boys and girls.” I texted her back, saying, “Me too.”

May 9th, 2017  

When I came out on my Snapchat story for National Coming Out Day, I only thought my friends would see. Turns out, I forgot to block my cousin from seeing it, and she found out. I told her not to tell anyone in my family, and I was extremely shocked and surprised at her acceptance for me, since she’s Catholic, and I thought all Catholics condemned homosexuality. She told me that if I wasn’t ready to tell my family, that I should take it off my story, because “Social media travels fast.” I have no idea how many friends saw the post before I took it down, but I’m ready to come out again if I need to. (15, Bisexual Female)

May 8th, 2017  

When I came out I told three of my friends. After that all four of us have become even closer as friends. Later I told my parents but they didn’t take it so well. After coming out I realized that I had feelings towards my straight best friend and told him about my feelings.Then he told me I knew it was not going to happen and that I should not worry because nothing would change. (Gay, 17)

May 8th, 2017  

When I came out to my mother she told me she would always love me no matter what and that it’s my personal choice. Later the same day, she talked to me and convinced herself I couldn’t be gay and that it was all a joke because it was not accepted in her religion. Deep down I know that she knows it was true and that she has always known it and is just in denial. (Gay, 20)

May 5th, 2017  

When I came out as a lesbian my mom asked me if it was because of peer pressure. It’s been almost two years and she hasn’t talked about it since.

May 2nd, 2017