I Am Coming Out of the Closet

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 1,260 People

    I came out lesbian in 2010 I was 14/15 then you

    realize who your real friends are. My sister accept my father coming around he still in the olds ways. But his a work in progress.
    Aphrodite1195 Aphrodite1195
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 13, 2015
    bloodofcour bloodofcour
    16-17, M
    16 Responses Apr 20, 2014
    Zieman Zieman
    16-17, M
    Apr 19, 2015

    I don't feel the need to explain my sexuality

    and because I'm only 17 I can't say for sure that I even know. What I do know is that for the past 9 years I've been sexually attracted to women. It sounds weird, how can an 8-year-old know they're attracted to women? Well, I was introduced to sex very early by the media. The...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 9, 2014

    So I've told only one friend

    as of right now, but I am positive about telling another right after break. The big thing is, I've been thinking much more seriously about coming out to my immediate family. I am happy with who I am, and I don't think I'm at risk of being kicked out. I've been thinking about...
    SoManyShadows SoManyShadows
    13-15, F
    Jan 1, 2015

    "It is easier said than done".

    This line always freezes me whenever i wanted to utter those words that I am in fact GAY and whenever i tried to come out. There are a lot of things running in my mind lately. And one of those is coming out of the closet and be open about my real self. Honestly i feel...
    Ladyling Ladyling
    22-25, F
    Nov 6, 2014

    Yesterday night I came out to my best friend D.

    For a very long time, D has been one of my best bros. We share a lot in common and we shared all the happiness in the life. D is from a catholic family so I didn't dare to tell him before. However, I am surprised that he accepted me immediately. Yesterday D was suffering from...
    MartialArtsGuy MartialArtsGuy
    26-30, M
    5 Responses Feb 23, 2014

    iv told more than 4 or 7 people thar im a

    gurlyboy ^_^ and showd them my pix too ! ^_^ :D <3
    cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle
    36-40, T
    1 Response Jan 24

    Really Weird Coming Out Story

    My mom and I were chatting about random topics while cleaning and somehow sports came up as a topic, so I say "You know, my friend Kira is in karate and I've always thought that was really cool." My mother dropped her cleaning rag in shock and suddenly became very serious. "Don't...
    GoldButterfly GoldButterfly
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Jul 8, 2013

    I am out to my immediate family

    and some of my extended family! IT FEELS GREAT TO BE OUT.
    SadFacePanda SadFacePanda
    16-17, M
    May 3, 2015

    A Draft Letter I Need to Write

    I know this is long and it's my first real draft (other than bits and pieces forming in my brain over the years) in writing. I hope to refine it as the time comes closer, approximately 2 years, when all my children will be out of school. I share it now as I need to see it and I...
    Josie06 Josie06
    56-60, F
    14 Responses Aug 25, 2008

    That Was Grand!

    so my best friend for the last couple years now and I were talking yesterday planning what to do for her visit home and catching up a bit. now, I NEVER once thought to tell her I was gay before. like, it didn't cross my mind. i have no idea why. But she was asking about my newest...
    BJLes BJLes
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Nov 22, 2011

    I'm transgender (ftm)

    and I've been out to my mum, dad, sister and one of my close friends for over a year now but recently I have felt the need to proceed with my transition at a faster rate. Within this last week I have came out to three of my closest friends and I am honestly so amazed by how...
    DantesInfern0 DantesInfern0
    13-15, M
    Mar 28

    Mum Said I Didn't Need To Come Out...

    When it comes to telling the parents you're gay there's just no easy way to do it. I told Mum I was gay when I was 13. She just patted my shoulder and said: "Yes Dear, It'll all be ok in time. You run along and play with your friends now." It was so easy for me to tell her...
    gemacarly gemacarly
    9 Responses Jul 8, 2010

    Well to start off I'm bisexual

    and proud of it! Just thought I should let you guys know. Well I won't forget the day I came out to my best friend... January 8, 2014. We were in study hall just chilling when I finally told her. I was really amazed and shocked by her answer, "I already knew you were I was just...
    Zimry96 Zimry96
    18-21, M
    Jan 17, 2014

    Finally Admiting Who I Am.

    This is a bit mindblowing for me. After 31 years of living as a "straight"girl; I am finally admiting I am a lesbian. During my teenage years and early 20`s I had boyfriends, Some were nice guys, good friends, but I never felt the zing, the passion I expected to feel. In the back...
    deleted deleted
    19 Responses Aug 4, 2011

    Alright,Here Goes...

    I'm bi,and kind of afraid to tell other people.I know from past experiences that I cannot tell anyone in my family,since they're not reliable nor trustable.There's only my best friend and my adoptive sister who know about that,my mate doesn't (she's a girl by the way).And I'm...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Nov 10, 2013

    I met the best friend I'll ever have at

    that hospital and I can't keep in touch with her. I'm officially out but danger stands in my way. My friend told me who is out how much sht she has to go through. There is this bi guy at school I could possibly get to help me come completely out maybe even date ;) but if not I...
    UnconditionallyGone UnconditionallyGone
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 13, 2014

    I've always been a tomboy,

    hated skirts and dresses and flowers, I played sports with the guys, videogames, played with legos and action figures... I didn't mind being muddy, I didn't give a shiz about beauty, and I never fit in much with the girls... well here it is, I must confess. Mom, I'm straight...
    ArrowPewPew ArrowPewPew
    4 Responses Oct 6, 2015

    It has been a struggle,

    as long as I can recall I've always found girls attractive. I first understood what being attracted to girls really meant almost 15 years ago. 12 years ago I kissed a girl for the first time and 3 years later became openly 'bi' to my friends. I always knew I preferred ladies but...
    KandiKid217 KandiKid217
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 26, 2014

    So I've finally decided to come out to my

    friends. At lunch yesterday I had decided to tell them. It was very difficult, but with the help or one of my best friends, Cami, I finally got it out. They took it well, surprisingly. The only thing that could have possibly went wrong was that my cousin walked by my lunch table...
    mistym450 mistym450
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 13, 2014

    Wondering if anyone had any advice about coming

    out and accepting who I am. Spent years hiding who I am and it's getting harder to live the lie
    lutheruk lutheruk
    51-55, M
    1 Response Feb 26, 2015

    So this is one of those coming out stories

    but it's my personal story. I knew I was different for a long while, I was always bullied at school for being campy and "gay" however this started when I was about 12 so I still had no clue what that was, it not until I was 15 when I started feeling these emotions towards boys...
    BritBoy24 BritBoy24
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Jun 10, 2014

    After a lot of self-hate

    and depression, I've finally accepted that I am a full fledged homo. So far, I've come out to my cousin, best friend, sister, mom, and a couple of acquaintances. Everyone I've told has reacted in such a positive way, which has really helped me to accept myself. The thing is, I...
    MoonSwoot16 MoonSwoot16
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 5, 2015

    Today I Came Out

    I came out earlier today like everyone said I feel a lot better wish I did it sooner I guarantee without a few certain people on ep, some I know know who they are that helped me do this, I want to thank each and everyone of you who supported me im a lesbian and proud of it :)
    AshleysExperience AshleysExperience
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 14, 2013

    I am out of the closet I guess I got caught

    with my girlfriend today my mom said nothing yet
    Selena1297 Selena1297
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 23, 2015

    Yay ^.^

    okay so i finnally got the curage to tell off my aunt ( she is really against gay people) i was screamed at when i said it but i was happy ^.^ other reacted better like my brother was glade :D im happy  ohh not only did i anounc it i now have a girlfriend!!!!!!!! shes amazing i...
    sadbutstillsmiling sadbutstillsmiling
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 11, 2013

    So I am writing this to help out my friend,

    he is so far back in the closet right now that he is hiding behind a pair of skiis, he absolutely loves men, so any gay dudes out there that want to hit him up, his name is tyler, his username is TYLERHAZE and he is a submissive again all gay dudes message hime the nastiest...
    JimMorrisonsGhost JimMorrisonsGhost
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 8

    I absolutely hate it

    when people "come out" on April Fools day as a joke. People have to daily go through a internal fight of wether or not to come out. I don't find it funny mocking something that people have to go through. It isn't funny when coming out could be the difference between a house or...
    Imjustdone Imjustdone
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 18, 2014

    I came out to my parents last year,

    and they weren't happy about it, but they said they wouldn't do anything if I didn't "rub it in their faces." This year I'm in boarding school, so I can be out at school and have a boyfriend, I just can't take him home.
    joshvalentin joshvalentin
    13-15, M
    Nov 28, 2015

    I Am Left Handed!

    I am left-handed.   I was born left-handed, but everyone else in my family and most of my friends are right-handed.  Some of them noticed the difference, but didn’t say anything about it to me.  I noticed the difference too, but didn’t know what...
    GraceinOK GraceinOK
    36-40, F
    10 Responses Apr 4, 2010

    Well good news I came out to my parents told

    them I'm bi and they took it really well yay
    Imbatgirl Imbatgirl
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Feb 4, 2014

    Okay guys, it's time

    for me to come out. People all over my community and my school have been very suspicious thinking that I'm gay and I'd like to but their thoughts to rest. Iv been keeping this to my self for a couple years because no one believes me so here you go. I'm straight.
    EternalSolitude EternalSolitude
    16-17, M
    3 Responses Apr 20, 2014

    Still confused about my sexuality

    and I wanna come out so much but I don't know if I wanna come out as Pansexual it's a label I feel i feel is me, I feel like people will think I'm trying to be better than them and I really am not i just wanna be accepted :/
    PunsexualChris PunsexualChris
    16-17, M
    Mar 22, 2015

    I just came out to my friend today!

    First time I did it face to face, and second person I've ever told. It is sooo much better than texting, I was able to talk about it with her instead of having to change convo cause I can't really express my feelings. It was amazing just being able to talk to her, best feeling...
    SoManyShadows SoManyShadows
    13-15, F
    Jan 5, 2015

    I'm out to my Mom, Brother,

    Grandpa, and Older Cousin. My brother actually was mad I didn't tell him first... Life is funny because my Grandpa was and still is a womanizer lol. My Grandma was always the nice one. I was afraid to tell my Grandpa, but it didn't even phase him...he even told me he'd been with...
    Dreadiologist Dreadiologist
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 12, 2015

    I'M Out, But Wasn'T Easy.

    So one I realized I was gay it took me a while to come out because I didn't believe it and thought it would go away. Well guess what it didn't lol. At the beginning of the summer I woke up one morning and it was like I didn't care if people knew, and I wanted to get on the lovers...
    itsjordanandrew itsjordanandrew
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Sep 26, 2013

    I Came Out To My Family Today

    I had in mind to tell my dad in few days, but as it turned out, today was the day I was going to tell him. I was about 12 when I asked a beautiful girl to be my girlfriend. She said yes and our relationship lasted 8 years. Later on I caught myself turning my head after guys on...
    brianswe brianswe
    26-30, M
    9 Responses Oct 17, 2013

    I just came out to 3 people.

    It's way easier to come out to other non-straights to start I found out tonight... :D
    biboy2k biboy2k
    13-15, M
    1 Response Sep 22, 2015

    It's been seriously about a year

    since I started to come out. I'm am currently coming out to only people that I'm actually really close to me, I'm not planning out to come out to the whole school just yet. I actually thought coming out would be simple, but it's harder than I thought. Like they say "it's better...
    Zimry96 Zimry96
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 13, 2014

    Coming Out Letter To My Mom

    I wrote a coming out letter to my mom. I'm still not sure if I'm going to give it to her. I wrote it simply because my thoughts were so overwhelming that I needed to write them out to feel better. So here it is. If you have any suggestions to make it better, please let me know...
    Josiee23 Josiee23
    18-21, F
    9 Responses May 18, 2013

    I'm basically out to everyone I care about.

    except my family... ha :) my mom knows but no one else. BUT, I hate when people, my friends, come out FOR me. like mid conversation with some random person they'll be like "OOOoooOOOOoHHhhh AnD by the whyyyyy sHes gAaaAyYy" (the letters were my way of showing how obnoxious they...
    catchingyourclouds catchingyourclouds
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 7, 2015

    I'm bisexual and transsexual.

    I'm coming out to my mom on October 11th.
    RavenEP RavenEP
    18-21, T
    2 Responses Aug 10, 2014

    So tomorrow I'm going to tell my therapist I'm

    gay. I go to group therapy 3 times a week and today they decided to work on me because I've been going for a while (like 5 years). since I have have no other problems currently they decided to work on my love life... I've never had a girlfriend much less a relationship so the...
    livefortoday95 livefortoday95
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 2, 2014
    RobertE22 RobertE22
    Apr 25, 2015

    Soo.. i was on school camp

    and shared a tent with my bff and we were like talking about stuff all night and of course got onto talking about bots and sex and stuff. Anyway she is far more adventurous and experienced than me in that department and she was trying to explain to me what a 69 was and i was...
    Tiggyz Tiggyz
    18-21, F
    Jan 9

    Please read my blog on my transgender journey ,

    my life on sex and pleasure! Do comment and text me if you want to continue with me https://girlyindianboy.wordpress.com
    IndianZeus IndianZeus
    22-25, T
    Apr 6
    abbyiser16 abbyiser16
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 27, 2014

    When you have sex with a man,

    you learn to love your body. When you have sex with a girl you learn to both love and respect your body. After experiencing sex with a female I realised that's what I want, I want to wake up to a girl sleeping by my side. Quite frankly I give zero ***** for homophobia, I'm gay...
    StevieHailzSatan StevieHailzSatan
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 26, 2015

    I feel like I've come out too early.

    I feel vulnerable and insecure. My family basically dragged me out and I gave up and just straight up came out. I feel so open I can't stand it. I thought I would feel better. But I don't.
    RunAK RunAK
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 12, 2015

    Hey Y'all, I'd say I'm about 70% out.

    There still a ways to go, but I'm looking forward to it. Check out my coming out story.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nXLFO_t7Ps
    AB9494 AB9494
    22-25, M
    Apr 15

    I am walking in the sunshine my journey just

    begun birds sing warm sun on my face, I know many have turned their backs no longer offer me greetings , that is OK it is their problem I am exploring and learning 1
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Sep 1, 2015

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    tabathalifecasting tabathalifecasting
    22-25, M
    Feb 26, 2015

    If I want to be who I choose to be then I have

    no choice but to come out no matter what happens. My dreams are to be an inspiration and find my true love again but how can I say I am with out doing this simple thing? My family is extremely anti gay, my town is too. But I have to be brave no matter what. I'm not giving up.
    UnconditionallyGone UnconditionallyGone
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Nov 25, 2014
    CadyenSeriene CadyenSeriene
    16-17, F
    Oct 14, 2015

    Coming Out To A Religious Family

    Well DON'T. Unless you know for sure that your parents will accept you, it might not be worth it because mine didn't. So, I was only 14 when I was forced out of the closet by this homophobe at school. I wasn't ready for it, and my parents for damn sure weren't ready either. I...
    LoveAint LoveAint
    18-21, M
    20 Responses Jan 27, 2013
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