When I came out I was staying with my cousin, who I have been very close to since birth. When we stay up late we end up talking about serious things. I just said it. She was totally cool with it. I’m not sure if she completely understood it or if she even considered herself an ally but she was okay with it. I had been dropping not-so-subtle hints over the past few months so she had kinda figured that I wasn’t straight. -A pansexual, non-binary pal

May 1st, 2017  

When I came out I was at an amusement park. My mom has two children, and my brother is gay and came out a year ago. I asked my friend how my mom would react if she found out both her kids were gay. She got the message, and it went well.

May 1st, 2017  

When I came out, I felt such a huge attraction to girls. Almost always falling for girls. I fell for a straight girl in 7th grade and guess what happened, she spread rumors. And pathetically, it was over email. I’ve learned my lesson that I shouldn’t do that ever again. (Genderfluid 16)

April 21st, 2017  

When I came out to my mom I was 15 and she said: “At least I know you won’t get pregnant soon.” Then she told me she wanted to meet my girlfriend.

April 20th, 2017  

When I came out for the first time it was to my best friend (she is a girl and I’m a boy). Since I had already tried so many times, I told her by text I needed to talk about a secret so she went mad and the day after she came at my house. Before I could even speak she told me: “I have thought about this for long and I’m afraid that you are going to tell me you are gay. Is it true?” I said yes and that I had wanted to tell her for long. She started to laugh, then turned angry and told me: “Why have you waited for so long? I’ve always wanted a gay best friend!!”

April 20th, 2017  

When I came out, it was May 2015 and I was on holiday with my mother, in the St. Kitts. We went to a restaurant together and a female waitress appeared to like me. My mother said the waitress has no chance, as I’m straight and have a boyfriend. I said, “She’s right, the waitress has no chance because I love my boyfriend, but I’m not straight.” My mother looked shocked and confused. I wanted to put her mind at ease. I simply stated that I was “Pansexual” and wasn’t with my boyfriend because he’a a man, I was with him because I love who he is as a person. She didn’t comment further and appears to accept it.

April 19th, 2017  

When I came out it was to my boyfriend of eight and a half years. I told him I’m pansexual. He accepts this and it doesn’t affect our relationship, because we love each other. I felt obliged to be honest to myself and him — that’s why I told him. The funny fact about it is — I only realised I was pansexual two and a half years ago. It was during an introspective moment with myself lol I have these moments often 🙂 I realised I love my partner, not because he’s a man – but because of his personality, temperament, humour, strong moral values and good nature 🙂

April 19th, 2017  

When I came out, I texted my Mom while I was on a field trip saying, “I like girls.” She simply said, “Ok,” and we never brought it up again. I’m glad it went well but I still have to tell her I’m transgender. FtM Omnisexual/romantic, 12 yr old.

April 18th, 2017  

When I came out, the first person I told was my amazing history teacher who’s like a father to me. He accepts me and helped me through difficulties, like telling my homophobic parents (we had that talk last week and I told my parents two days ago and now it’s super awkward and tense). I’m glad he’s in my life and supports me, and that he’s there for me no matter what. It’ll get better with time, and one day I will be 100% open about this.

April 17th, 2017  

When I came out to one of my friends, she told me she had liked me for a while. I told her the same thing back! And now we’re dating. ❤ Female, bi

April 13th, 2017