When I came out to mom, she accepted it well. Until the next day. When she changed her mind. Denied me as a child. Said some thinks she regrets. Asked me uncomfortable details about my sex life. And tried to embarrass me in front of my sister whom she forced me to come out to. Jack, 20

November 15th, 2017  
 
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When I came out to everyone in school everyone said they were supportive. I was so happy. But after like 2 minutes of talking to them, I feel something is wrong. THEY ALL TREAT ME DIFFERENTLY!! I regret this.

November 13th, 2017  
 
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When I came out to my best friend, she didn’t believe me. I’m very discouraged because she was the first person I came out to. She thinks I am joking. (12, bisexual)

November 9th, 2017  
 
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When I came out to my mom, I left a note in her laptop. I was too scared to tell her in person so I wrote it as a letter. The next morning she came and told me that she already knew.

November 6th, 2017  
 
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When I came out to my friends one of them said, “Me too” and another ran away laughing at me. Now she says, “People who like the same gender are stupid,” and another one said, “OHHHH” and the other day one of the friends I came out to went up to my new friend and said, “[My name] is bisexual” and my new friend said, “No she’s not” and laughed… //female, 11, bisexual//

November 3rd, 2017  
 
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When I came out to my best friend, they said, “Cool. Me too.” and continued on with their life. -Non binary, 14

October 31st, 2017  
 
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When I came out to my therapist, she had just asked me about my anxiety. I told her it was getting worse. She asked me why, and I said, “Because… I’m non binary. And I’m scared.” She totally supports me and is helping me come out to my parents. ~15, they/them

October 30th, 2017  
 
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When I came out to my then best friend, I told him, “You probably already know this but — I’m trans”. He acted weird about it, then from that day on he’s insisted on calling me my deadname half the time and making he/him pronouns stand out in his sentences. I’m stuck with him because we live next to each other.

October 26th, 2017  
 
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When I came out to my dad it was over the phone, I told him that things were going on and that I needed to tell him something important. He asked what it was, and I said that I lost my job because of how I was living my life. He asked, “How are you different?” I said, “Well, Dad, I’m gay,” and he said, “I know, you’re still young to know how you are or even know who you are for sure.” He then went to tell me how he still loved me and we can figure things out. (That was about a year and a half ago.) Things have never been better! (Male, Gay, 19)

October 13th, 2017  
 
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When I came out to my family, I had never received so much love and support from them. I’m really proud to have done it! (19 years, gay)

October 12th, 2017  
 
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