When I came out to my close friends I was 14. They had a positive answer and told me that they already knew and their mums too. It was quietly weird. (16, lesbian)
When I came out to my dad last summer, I decided to do it in a joking way. I’m not sure though if he understood that I was coming out and I’m too scared to tell him again. He’s supportive of the lgbt community but he has a way of hating people who are too “openly gay”. That’s why I’m scared. (18, lesbian)
When I came out, I came out to my cousin first, my sister, and on Facebook to family and friends after graduating high school. 35 likes, positive comments, and 2 hugs from my mom and dad who I love more than anything. 21, Gay
When I came out I didn’t really do it. A classmate opened my phone up and read stuff that involved me being bisexual/pansexual and Ftm… Told the whole class. None of them would talk to me afterwards but I kept my close friends thankfully and my parents are okay with it but scared to tell the rest of my family.
When I came out, I came out on my 15th birthday on 12/25/16 to several of my cousins and my one sister. I ended up learning one was lesbian and another was bisexual. They were all very supportive, but I’m not going to tell my parents or classmates yet. I came out as lesbian and aromantic, but honestly I am still lost and confused in the asexuality spectrum.
When I came out I was 12. Ever since I was 5 I liked girls, and I just thought that’s how every girl felt. I came out to all of my friends and lost a lot of them. I am an asexual lesbian, I am almost 13, and I have been lying about my sexuality for almost 8 years. 12/Female/lesbian & asexual
When I came out, I was 15 years old. Most people were very accepting as most people who knew me already knew. They were just waiting for me to come to terms with it.
When I came out to my friends, they were all very accepting. I expected to be the token gay friend, and wasn’t surprised to learn I was. There are literally no queer girls at my school, so I guess I basically won’t date until college.
When I came out it was to my best friend. We were in our music class being loud as always when she started talking about her girlfriend (she’s gay btw). I got this feeling when she talked about her; I later realized it was jealousy. I liked my best friend as more than a friend and that scared me. I came out to her that day without telling her my feelings and she still doesn’t know to this day. (Female, 16, lesbian)
When I came out as transgender, my mother straight up told me that I was wrong. It broke me, because all I wanted was her acceptance. She said that I am not allowed to do any tranistioning until I am 18. I am 15 and my mental health is already terrible, I don’t think I can do it.