When I came out, I wrote “I’m gay” on my wall that has a rainbow. My dad didn’t care; my mom questioned me but said she’s fine with it, then asked me if I had any crushes on girls. From an asexual lesbian.

December 21st, 2016  

When I came out, I made a speech for my english final. I presented it today and during the middle of it I started crying. After I said what I was, everything was silent and some people were crying with me. I sat back down and everything felt a lot better. I am still not out to my family though (Pansexual, Male, 15)

December 20th, 2016  

When I came out to my little cousin as transgender, it was on accident. Now she’s confused about it and her homophobic dad doesn’t want to discuss things involving it. I wish I hadn’t, but she’s happy for me and ‘hopes I can be a boy soon’.

December 19th, 2016  

When I came out my parents seemed to care more about my grades. It was somewhat bitter and somewhat sweet. (14, gay)

December 13th, 2016  

When I came out no one really cared. I told half my school and only 3 or 4 people hated me after. When I first told my friend I said, “im gay lol.” Him being the legend that he is responds with, “k lol.”

December 12th, 2016  

When I came out it was to my best friend (male) via text. His reaction was that of shock and this caused me to be nervous to the point of having panic attacks the next day. He reassured me it was cool though and we are still best friends over a year later (Gay, male, 21)

December 9th, 2016  

When I came out the reaction wasn’t what I’d hoped for but it wasn’t terrible by any means either. The worst part of coming out for me is the vulnerability that I feel everyday. Half the time I wish I could climb right back into the closet where there was far less judgement and pressure. (Lesbian, 14)

December 8th, 2016  

When I came out, everyone at school started hating me because I was gay. Luckily, my family supported me.

December 7th, 2016  

When I came out to my parents they were like “oh” and carried on as if nothing happened. They still act like it never happened, although my mom sometimes acknowledges it and has been making less homophobic comments. My siblings and close friends have been very supportive though.

December 6th, 2016  

When I came out to the second person ever, they told me that there was no way that I am ever going to be asexual. It’s been 3 months since I came out to anyone and I have developed depression and I’m way too scared to come out to anyone else.

December 5th, 2016