When I came out for the first time my mom told me I’d spent too much time on the computer and needed to stop thinking so much/that it was a phase. My dad told me it was unnatural to refer to myself with male pronouns and that I should stop. Ironically, they both say they’re supportive of trans people, but won’t acknowledge they have two sons. I will not try to come out to them again. trans, gay, 18.
When I came out, it was because I was talking to a friend that always says, “You look like Emily from PLL, but she’s a lesbian and you’re not”, and that time, she said, “You look like Emily” and didn’t mention the lesbian part, so later, when we were talking about sexuality, I told her, “You know who else likes girls?” And when she asked, I said, “Me”. She told me she already knew it because she saw me liking lesbian posts in ig and then saw my WhatsApp Status that said, “Love is not a choice”.
When I came out, I actually didn’t came out just once, but like a hundred times because I told my friends one by one. When told my best friend she said, “How did you know?” and when I explained, she hugged me, said she still loves me and then, in a moment of awkward silence she said, “Actually, I knew it.” And when I asked her why, she told me, “You are tomboy and you always stare a little too long when you see a cute girl.” We laughed about it and then talked about which girls in school were attractive.
When I came out to my mom as asexual, she thought it was the same as aromantic and freaked out. I reassured her I wasn’t, but she still didn’t want me to “label myself” at such a young age, even though my family is fine with me being nonbinary and panromantic. She said she didn’t have sexual attraction until she was 16, so I plan on waiting til then and telling her again. I think she’s just scared because my brother is on the autism spectrum and she wants us to be able to get married and have kids.
When I came out to one of my best friends I couldn’t say the words for about 10 minutes. When I finally got the words out she said that it was perfectly fine and she gave me a hug. She has been extremely supportive ever since 🙂 ~16, bisexual, female
When I came out to my friend, it was fine at first. She started to act disappointed and ashamed to be my friend over the past few months, so I’m starting to regret letting her be the first to know. I told two other friends who were perfectly fine with it; they thought it was cool actually. But all three of them think I’m lesbian. Polysexual/Panromantic/Akoiromantic/F2M
When I came out, it was yesterday and I came out to a close friend. She wound up telling me that she had also liked girls. Since then we’ve been really supportive of each other and neither of us thought of the other any differently. I am still scared to tell my parents though because they are highly religious and have already expressed their feeling to me about the LGBTQ+ community. (16, Bisexual/Lesbian?)
When I first came out I didn’t really know the terms “gay”, “lesbian” or “bisexual” because I was very young. I came out to my best friend and I said, “Hey I like girls and boys,” and we did a google search. (14, bisexual)
When I came out, I was so scared that my parents would judge me, even though I knew they were (kind of) supporters of the LGBT community. When I finally worked up the courage to tell my mom and dad, they said they loved me the same, which was good, but my mom said something along the lines of “Well, you are only 12, you may be too young to really know…” which was pretty offensive, but she now is completely fine with it (even though I literally came out a month ago xD) I have told almost everyone at school I’m demisexual/demiromantic/gay, and I have lost only 1 close friend 🙂 I’m happy as can be -12, gay male
When I came out to my best friend today I was shaking and could barely speak but after I’d managed to finish the sentence and after I’d explained to her what pansexuality is because she had no clue, she ended up being really supportive even though she’s quite religious. I am so relieved. I can’t believe that I went through two whole years of trying to tell her when her reaction is so positive!