When I came out to my mom she told me I was creepy and weird. She said I shouldn’t tell any of my family. It was the only time I ever felt ashamed of my sexuality. I was just so disgusted at my stupidity in thinking she’d accept me. (Savannah/18/Bi)

June 19th, 2017  

When I came out at school, I did it really angrily. I was arguing with this homophobic guy and he said something about me being ugly and I said back, “Well, I think you’re pretty ugly too, but that’s probably because I’m into girls.”

June 14th, 2017  

When I came out to my best friend in 7th grade as bi she took it very well. Soon after I told the the rest of our friends. One of them told me they were bi too. I still haven’t told my family and it’s been 3 years, mainly because they are very religious. One day I hope to have the guts to tell them. (Chloe’, 15, bi)

June 12th, 2017  

When I came out, I was already in a committed relationship with my girlfriend. Everyone knew (even my gf’s parents) about us except my mom. So yesterday, I decided that it was the right time and when I told her she said that she also already knew and was just waiting for a confirmation from me that it was in fact true. I’ve never been this free.

June 9th, 2017  

When I came out it was to my best friend. She was completely fine with it and then she came out a biromantic to me right after! (13, abrosexual, female)

June 2nd, 2017  

When I came out to my roommates, I asked them if they knew anyone who was homophobic. I knew they weren’t but just wanted to steer the conversation in that direction so it wouldn’t be so random when I finally told them. They said no and asked me if I knew anyone who was and I said, “I hope not because I’m bi.” I must’ve caught them off guard or said it super quietly because they asked me again, so I repeated myself. They just said, “Okay” and proceeded to talk about why McDonald’s fries are the best.

June 1st, 2017  

When I came out I left my parents a note in front of their door, knocked, and hid in the bathroom. My dad read the note out loud, found me, gave me a hug, and told me to clean my room.

May 31st, 2017  

When I came out it was not planned. I came out very, very young, like… 10 1/2. I came home from a Girl Scout trip to Sky Zone and I burst into tears. I was very nervous and I had known for a very long time so I just told them and they responded well. The next day I came out to my class and most responded well.

May 30th, 2017  

When I came out, I was at therapy. My mom was there with me. I was so nervous she got me a glass of water. After I said it, my mom told me she already knew. She would accept me, but I’m not allowed to transition until I move out. (13, FtM, Asexual)

May 29th, 2017  

When I came out to my best friend we were talking about a wedding she went to and I asked if she’d still be my maid of honor if I’d marry a girl. She looked a little confused but said, “Of course” and hugged me. Still have to come out to my parents though.

May 26th, 2017