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)

January 11th, 2017  

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)

January 5th, 2017  

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

January 4th, 2017  

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.

January 3rd, 2017  

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.

December 29th, 2016  

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

December 28th, 2016  

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.

December 27th, 2016  

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.

December 26th, 2016  

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)

December 23rd, 2016  

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.

December 22nd, 2016