When I came out, well, I guess that began a chain reaction of my friends coming out to me. My best friend told me he was gay and I was happy for him! My dad on the other hand thought it was a phase. Just a note for my fellow queers, don’t let people tell you who you are; this is your life, not theirs! Bi and gender fluid girl

November 21st, 2016  

When I came out to some of my friends at school, a few of them said, “It was kinda obvious.” Most were pretty cool with it (there’s about seven who know). Next year I plan on coming out to the rest of my friends on national coming out day.

November 21st, 2016  

When I came out, it wasn’t intentional. My parents found out that I was both bi and trans through reading texts I had sent my other friends. They didn’t take it well, and said some pretty awful stuff. But I have now had the courage to come out to more people and be more open about my identity, since it was my parents holding back in the first place. I feel a lot freer now.

November 18th, 2016  

When I came out as bi, my husband and I were in a car. He was holding my hand and kept holding after I told him my first crush on my best friend. He was smiling and said, “I figured.” I was and am really happy right now. It happened three days ago.

November 16th, 2016  

When I came out I told my closest friends I have a girlfriend. My family still doesn’t know and I’m too afraid to tell them because I’m still not 100% sure my orientation. I can’t imagine being sexually involved with most females, or males. I have had sex with a couple guys and I didn’t get that “woo” factor. I have had sex with my girlfriend and I love giving to her. But again I can’t imagine sexual encounters with women either. 20/confused female

November 15th, 2016  

When I came out to my friends, two of them came out to me as bi-curious and one as bisexual. When I came out to my mom she was totally cool with it and said she loves me no matter what.

November 14th, 2016  

When I came out to my friends, one after the other told me, “…Yeah. We knew.” with a couple of “OH REALLY?” I guess after 23 years I just couldn’t leave The Pan in the kitchen any longer.

November 14th, 2016  

When I came out, I was afraid. I had kept in the truth for three years, as I had read so many stories on abuse and bullying towards the lgbt group. However, when I told my parents, they were alright with it; at first they were confused, but now they are supportive. However, it was the friend issue I had trouble with. At first, I wrote ‘I’m gay’ on a piece of paper and showed it to a few of my close girl friends. However, one of them went round and told everyone, which was so annoying. I did lose a lot of respect from a lot of guys, but I have become ever closer with all the girls at my school. 17, M, Gay

November 11th, 2016  

When I came out on national coming out day one month ago, I just posted a snapchat story and changed my instagram biography. I didn’t receive even one negative response. I’m so thankful for my amazing friends. This month of being out made me feel so free. /female/

November 11th, 2016  

When I came out, it wasn’t that great and I’m only out to like one person who was nice but nobody cares and the reason I’m submitting is for “14, female” and I just wanted to say I’m here for you! I know it’s not a great situation, but if you think it’s safe, I’d come out to him sooner than later, and hopefully he’ll be accepting and you can still be friends!

November 8th, 2016