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.
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)
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’.
When I came out my parents seemed to care more about my grades. It was somewhat bitter and somewhat sweet. (14, gay)
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.”
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)
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)
When I came out, everyone at school started hating me because I was gay. Luckily, my family supported me.
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.