When I came out for the first time it was to my best friend (she is a girl and I’m a boy). Since I had already tried so many times, I told her by text I needed to talk about a secret so she went mad and the day after she came at my house. Before I could even speak she told me: “I have thought about this for long and I’m afraid that you are going to tell me you are gay. Is it true?” I said yes and that I had wanted to tell her for long. She started to laugh, then turned angry and told me: “Why have you waited for so long? I’ve always wanted a gay best friend!!”

April 20th, 2017  
 
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When I came out, it was May 2015 and I was on holiday with my mother, in the St. Kitts. We went to a restaurant together and a female waitress appeared to like me. My mother said the waitress has no chance, as I’m straight and have a boyfriend. I said, “She’s right, the waitress has no chance because I love my boyfriend, but I’m not straight.” My mother looked shocked and confused. I wanted to put her mind at ease. I simply stated that I was “Pansexual” and wasn’t with my boyfriend because he’a a man, I was with him because I love who he is as a person. She didn’t comment further and appears to accept it.

April 19th, 2017  
 
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When I came out it was to my boyfriend of eight and a half years. I told him I’m pansexual. He accepts this and it doesn’t affect our relationship, because we love each other. I felt obliged to be honest to myself and him — that’s why I told him. The funny fact about it is — I only realised I was pansexual two and a half years ago. It was during an introspective moment with myself lol I have these moments often 🙂 I realised I love my partner, not because he’s a man – but because of his personality, temperament, humour, strong moral values and good nature 🙂

April 19th, 2017  
 
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When I came out, I texted my Mom while I was on a field trip saying, “I like girls.” She simply said, “Ok,” and we never brought it up again. I’m glad it went well but I still have to tell her I’m transgender. FtM Omnisexual/romantic, 12 yr old.

April 18th, 2017  
 
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When I came out, the first person I told was my amazing history teacher who’s like a father to me. He accepts me and helped me through difficulties, like telling my homophobic parents (we had that talk last week and I told my parents two days ago and now it’s super awkward and tense). I’m glad he’s in my life and supports me, and that he’s there for me no matter what. It’ll get better with time, and one day I will be 100% open about this.

April 17th, 2017  
 
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When I came out to one of my friends, she told me she had liked me for a while. I told her the same thing back! And now we’re dating. ❤ Female, bi

April 13th, 2017  
 
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When I came out, it was one of the most emotional times of my life. I was 13, and I was hanging out with my mom in my room and she saw my self-harm scars. After repeatedly and worriedly asking why, I gathered the courage and told her I thought I was lesbian. I started crying, then she started crying; it was a big mess overall. But in the end, my mother and I had created a bond no other two human beings could share. We’re closer than ever now, and I don’t regret a single bit of it.

April 11th, 2017  
 
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When I came out it was accidental. My mom went through my phone and saw I was texting my girlfriend that I love her. She was mad. And told my dad. So now they both think I’m disgusting, an embarrassment, and and a disgrace to the family.

April 10th, 2017  
 
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When I came out to my parents, I was almost disappointed at their lack of reaction, as selfish as that sounds. Now, after reading about so many bad reactions, I’m thankful they accepted me. I was googling pride flags, my mom asked why, and I said, “Well, I mean, I’m bi” and she went silent for a moment. The only thing my dad said was “OK, be careful.” 14, female, bi?/pan?

April 6th, 2017  
 
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When I came out, we were just celebrating my friend’s birthday. I don’t think I’ve ever seen them that happy. They told me they were honoured that I decided to trust them with this piece of information.

April 5th, 2017  
 
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