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    Is it just more of a state of mind kinda thing

    where the reason I came out as a girl is because I care too much about Brest Cancer in women, women's issues and the need a girl needs when they are lonely? Because I feel this!! All of it about breast cancer and such. How do I communicate this to mom because I came out to her...
    AsianTransGirl AsianTransGirl 26-30, T 2 Responses Oct 21, 2014

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    I came out a while ago actually

    and I thought with no one caring about me in my family it would be bad but in this case it was actually a good thing. All I really said/did was "Mom since you've never asked me about my sexual orientation, I'm pansexual." and all she said was "okay" She wasn't as supportive as I...
    XxMisguidedxGhostxX XxMisguidedxGhostxX 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 7

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    I came out to my parents yesterday.

    . It was hard for them to understand but I think they pretty much have it. My mom supports it while on the other hand my dad doesn't because he lectured me about it for 2 hours, but he still loves me.. It was a very Interesting experience. It may get back to normal but as of now...
    Antonice Antonice 18-21, F 13 Responses Jan 14, 2014

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    Was A Goal, Now An Experience.

    I always kept the fact that I was bi a secret because of certain experiences in high school. I had no friends for 5 years, because no one wanted to associate themself with someone they heard about through rumours only. I barely spoke, though I was fine in academics, and tried to...
    lntel lntel 22-25 3 Responses Jul 27, 2011

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    Was kind of forced to come out to my mother

    when my sister screamed to my mom "YOUR DAUGHTERS BISEXUAL" during a debate -_- wasn't the best response when my mother told me to hide my love life till shes dead, but I know she was just mad at the moment. Still feel like I can't be COMEPLETELY open with my family, but I'm...
    killerkris killerkris 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 7, 2014

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    When I came out to my parents they said "yeah

    we've kinda known for a while" and when I told other people they were pretty much the same. I was dreading coming out but it really wasn't bad at all. It was easy for me but I understand it's difficult for other people. You shouldn't be afraid to come out though, people are...
    romanalanski romanalanski 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 14, 2014

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    Oh my goodness, please watch these videos.

    They are funny, informative, and just plain awesome. It won't take much of your time, I don't own any of them, they are just amazing aha. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=H0WynQgUlWo https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yBfYtEy1Ovo
    loveyourselfalwaysxx loveyourselfalwaysxx 13-15, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Dear Daddy

    I am writing this letter because I don't know how else to express how I feel. I am gay. I am gay and proud of it. I have not always been able to admit that I was gay even though I knew I was gay for a really long time. In primary school I did not want to marry any guy. I...
    autumnsparrow autumnsparrow 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 17, 2013

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    I recently came out to my parents are a very

    close friend. It makes everything feel easier and lighter now. I just need to find a way to tell me grandma and aunt.
    BlueEyedWolfGirl BlueEyedWolfGirl 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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    Hey peeps hope your all ok.

    ..well since january this year i have been an openly gay teen. I had already been out to my close family but in january i came out at school. It was a Nerve racking experience but my best friend who are also gay and bi helped me through it and everyones been so supportive and my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 25, 2014

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    To My Brother

    I had already had to deal with people knowing at school, when i didn't want to, and since my brother was so close to me, because hes my family and like for me anyway, theres a diffrence between my school life, my online life and my family life, online i am more who i am inside...
    lmpulsive lmpulsive 18-21, M 6 Responses Jul 3, 2011

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    Coming Out To Mom And Dad

    I have had a great childhood. My parents are still together and we have always lived in a nice area. I have always had many friends, in hind sight about 95% female. We used to take family vacations every year and I was allowed to bring a friend along as I am an only child I...
    thighhighchick thighhighchick 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 26, 2011

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    I was just thinking about

    when I came out to dad a couple weeks ago..he took it fine, but we didn't ever really have a conversation about it..I just said I needed to talk to him, he said ok, I told him that I like girls as well as guys, he said oh ok, and asked why I told him now, I replied to him that I...
    loveyourselfalwaysxx loveyourselfalwaysxx 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 1, 2014

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    About 30 minutes ago.

    I came out to my best friend. It's such a weird feeling. I feel like i should be crying and scared but feel calm (but slightly stressed out). I only did it because i felt like i was lying. I don't know how to feel right now.
    boyfriendpls boyfriendpls 13-15, M 4 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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    I came out on April 18,

    2014. It was hard to come out but it was kind of easy on me 'cause everyone was accepting and told me " I kind of figured you were" and " I love you no matter what, your still my son/nephew/cousin" I allowed those words to touch my heart with pure happiness.. but as I came out...
    NathanNavey NathanNavey 13-15, M Sep 29, 2014

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    I came out last night i was drunk

    so i txt my mum saying im gay . I cried after i did it because i felt i wasnt ready . When i woke up i thought oh **** . I didnt get up till 13:00 because i was scared to speak to her about it . She came in my room and talked to me and asked me if it changes anything and i said...
    brettw11 brettw11 16-17, M 4 Responses Mar 9, 2014

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    Life is a blank piece of paper,

    white and clean. It's what you right on it that important. Love, children, success, happiness. Anything.
    Gayvegetarian Gayvegetarian 16-17, M 3 Responses Nov 2, 2014

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    I Did It! Well ... Partially ...

    To all my fav EPeeps on here that know my story of how I was completely closeted ....Well ... I finally took one giant step for me out of that closet :D I made myself a New years resolution to come out this year. I promised myself that I would tell my oldest sister when I came...
    Astory4supper Astory4supper 22-25, F 27 Responses Mar 12, 2011

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    I came out about 2 years ago to my mom.

    She finished telling everybody for me. I don't regret a thing
    jerseyboy93 jerseyboy93 18-21, M Oct 12, 2014

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    I've always known I was gay

    since I was a little kid. Unfortunately I wasn't proud until I actually came out. The first person I came out to was my mom, but she knew it already. She caught me watching gay **** so she asked me if I'm gay, and I said yes. Then a few weeks later I told a couple girls at...
    Jakebrum Jakebrum 16-17, M 3 Responses Nov 1, 2014

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    This my coming out story.

    Some of the names etc are changed but I hope you enjoy! ‘Coming Out’ Derek always knew he was different, but he never could understand why. Growing up he didn't have many friends mostly just the girls on his street and it wasn't until high school when he met his first guy...
    calqwerty calqwerty 31-35, M Jan 23

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    This past Sunday I finally did it and,

    luckily, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. My parents didn't say anything mean or bad and that surprised me, but also made me very happy. They went through the whole "you're just a teenager, you are still discovering yourself" thing, but they aren't against the idea...
    TaliaOswinQuinzel TaliaOswinQuinzel 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 30, 2014

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    Man, so I came out as bisexual to my parents

    when I was 15. They didn't take it well and basically refused to listen to me regarding the matter. I was taken from my home shortly afterwards because they were abusive (not because I came out, they'd been abusive since I was very young) and decided not to hide it from anyone...
    KingFaen KingFaen 22-25, F 6 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    I'm a gay white guy, 48 yrs old

    and Catholic. I was raised in a very conservative small, rural area. The best thing I ever did (when in my 20s) was COME OUT and move to a more accepting cosmopolitan environment. It was scary, but it freed me from so much anxiety and the need to be dishonest to everyone. If it...
    dragontigerden dragontigerden 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 27, 2014

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    So Erm I Came Out As Bisexual... C:

    So I had already came out as bi-curious/bi-sexual to my friends a few weeks ago. The majority of them took it seriously and understood me for who I am, however a few thought I was being silly because I have had doubts about my sexuality in the past. I think those people now...
    captainwhitey18 captainwhitey18 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 22, 2013

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    I came out as asexual panromantic to my parents

    and some of my friends. One of my friends said "Yo!!! Me too!!" and high fived me. Some of my friends just said "I figured you weren't straight" My parents are confused, mostly with the panromantic thing. They kept telling me that they didn't think bi and pan people are real...
    Crimsoul Crimsoul 16-17, T 1 Response Oct 19, 2014

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    romanalanski romanalanski 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 23, 2014

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    Coming Out

    I came out of the closet on July 3, 2013 as FTM transgender person. I wore my men's red shirt and shorts to the store. At first I worried about people would look at me funny or look at my pants and make comments that would embarrass me. But no one said a word. I received...
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T 7 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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    Whoopy whoop whoop!!!

    G'day people, long time no see. I haven't been on ep for such a long time. So I came out, well not to everyone, just my besties that's all. But, it's a good start. Trust me, I knew they were ok with it, because they are very accepting and they think gay couples are super...
    Gayvegetarian Gayvegetarian 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 13, 2014

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    I came out to the world this spring/summer

    (2014). I 1st told my older sister I was gay back in February. We had a little chat about boys. She asked me flat out if I was a lesbian. So I told her and my little sister. In March I summoned the courage to tell my mom. I think she was a little heart broken that I was gay. She...
    NudistAmy NudistAmy 18-21, F 22 Responses Jul 22, 2014

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    When I Came Out

    i knew since i was bout 12 years old that i was attracted to boys.always would find myself wanting to watch them in the showers after gym class and how it would be if kissed one or touched one  in the shower.i came out to a real good friend in high school kinda funny he was gay...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 19, 2012

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    I just told my friends

    that I am Bi. I was so afraid of their reactions, and I was happily suprised when they. accepted me with open arms. I love my friends and I'm so happy that I can introduce girlfriend to them.
    Hellamynameisnt Hellamynameisnt 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 16, 2014

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    Hey guys my name is Aidan

    and I'm 15 and gay. Yesterday I cam out to my friend Corey that I was gay. He was a little surprised but was happy for me. Next I told my most trusted friend at my school and she didn't believe me at first but after 20mins she believed me and it feels great to finally tell...
    waytoonice waytoonice 16-17, M 4 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    Hello everyone, Alyxander Skott here.

    I have already came out on Facebook not that long ago. I wrote a simple status saying "my sex doesn't match my gender" Some people understood what I was talking about, but most of them did not. Many people were still calling me female pronouns, so I decided to write one more...
    crazyhyperkid crazyhyperkid 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 21, 2014

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    If any of you guys read my story,

    you would know I'm transgender, and my mom does not support me.. Well today I was sick of binding who I am so I wrote a status, very simple one to. It said,"my sex doesn't match my gender.... finally able to say it..." Omg I'm getting to much love. No hate at all.:D I'm so happy...
    crazyhyperkid crazyhyperkid 18-21, M Jul 6, 2014

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    Forward: I was afraid of regection from my

    family... That fear bottled inside me until I was a depressed wreck. I struggled with for a long time, but when I was ready, things just happened and I found out that my family's love for me was stronger than their religious convictions.As promised, I was going to share coming...
    TK13 TK13 22-25, M Jan 11

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    I came out a just this past summer.

    It was really nerve racking honestly, I was fine telling my friends, even the girl I liked(tho I didn't tell her I liked her then), but it was still nerve racking bc after telling them I still had to tell my parents. Ik that my mom would never accept me, and I've known that ever...
    Rachlm214 Rachlm214 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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    I first found out I was gay in 6th grade.

    I went to the kind of school that doesn't care about people who are actually out of the closet, but will call you gay for crossing your legs. I have no idea why. 6th grade was also the first time I had ever heard the word "gay". Around halfway through the year, my homeroom did...
    TightyWhitiesAtomicWedgie TightyWhitiesAtomicWedgie 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    Andrewwhittemore Andrewwhittemore 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 5, 2014

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    I've came out to a couple of friends

    that im more into guys then well gals took it a lot better than expected lol.
    Joshuadd07 Joshuadd07 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 8, 2014

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    Today I came out to mom!

    I came out as a girl, although she was not happy at first, she was at least bare minimum happy to say that when I told her I am going and talking to the a Gender Equity Center, Counseling and LGB ( T ) Therapy she was not so upset about this. An that when asked if I was...
    AsianTransGirl AsianTransGirl 26-30, T 1 Response Oct 20, 2014

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    Well, up to this point only 2 people knew I was

    gay. Today I had school off because of the subzero temperatures we had, though my parents still had work, so I had the house to myself all day. Somehow, with some convincing of one of the friends I already told, I found the courage to tell 3 more of my friends that I was gay (so...
    sblp2017 sblp2017 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 7, 2014

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    On Saturday I finally came out to my mum,

    stepdad, and brother. So friday, mum asks me "do you like any guys? Or girls, I'm fine with that. The statistics are that 1 in 4 are gay, and I've got 4 kids so I'm just waiting to see who it is" she gives me a wink. I laugh, then say I don't like anyone. Then on Saturday, mum...
    loveyourselfalwaysxx loveyourselfalwaysxx 13-15, F 5 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    My experience wouldn't post originally

    but I can put it in the response section so if you want to see it check the comments thanks :)
    jentile jentile 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2014

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    Finally Came Out...sort Of

    After years of self-hatred, guilt, fear and loneliness I decided to come out to a friend of mine. She is one of my best friends from school. Anyway. this happened about a month ago when I went on holiday to London with this friend and a week earlier I told her that I was going...
    adrianm adrianm 22-25, M 9 Responses Feb 17, 2010

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    My coming out story is something I don't really

    like talk about often. It's mostly a blur anyway. My mom and grandparents aren't as religious as some, but I have never seen them react the way they did when I came out. I had just turned 14 when I was at my cousins one night. I couldn't stop thinking about how I was going...
    austingray austingray 16-17, M 5 Responses Jan 5, 2014

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    Overcoming My Worst Fears

    This story is long but I really wanted to provide my ENTIRE coming out story. If you want to read only certain parts you may, I labeled it so if you only want to know how I came out to my friends or my parents you may do so. Also my advice is towards the end...
    masonm11 masonm11 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 22, 2012