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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 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'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

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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

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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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    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

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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...
    rainbowboi328 rainbowboi328 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 25

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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

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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

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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 3 Responses Apr 13

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    Hello everyone, if you have ready my stories,

    you would know I'm a very open about me being transgender. I have recently came out to everyone on my Facebook. I would like for you guys to help me make a good middle name. My birth name is Alexandra Hope(sorry I don't give out my last name) I have decided I want to change my...
    crazyhyperkid crazyhyperkid 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 11

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    I came out to my best friend

    which was the most stressing thing I ever had to do because, well I really need my best friend's support. I had this whole speech prepared but I ended up saying "remember how we joke about how I'm a little gay, well I'm a lot gay" she stared at me "that's it?" "That's all. I'm...
    amymanon amymanon 16-17, F Dec 1

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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 4 days ago

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    I recently came out as bi to my mom,

    siblings and close extended family. They all reacted exactly how I expected them to which is great. Nothing has changed except now they know I'm bisexual. I'm nervous about telling my dad and grandparents on his side though. They aren't as accepting as my moms side of the family...
    Mackenziie Mackenziie 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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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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    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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    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

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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 oneĀ  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 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

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    Well I did it...I finally told my parents.

    It was better than expected but I wasn't expecting to do so in the first place. I got into it with my dad and we were yelling for a little and calmed down and talked for about 30 min. He was telling me all this stuff. Like how he knew somehow that I knew about my parents...
    MW3fan258 MW3fan258 18-21, M 8 Responses Nov 14

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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...
    TransAsian TransAsian 26-30, T 1 Response Oct 20

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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

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    Andrewwhittemore Andrewwhittemore 13-15, M Dec 5

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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

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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 just came out to one of my closest friends.

    She said its okay. But i felt it, from all the years ive known her, that she is not okay with it. She even joked she will hire a guy to make me a woman, and to follow what is right. I think our friendship will never be the same again...
    catehere catehere 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 21

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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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    How I Overcame My Fears And Revealed My Deepest Secret

    "[I]f you make it safe enough, you can talk about almost anything and people will listen. If you don't fear that you're being attacked or humiliated, you yourself can hear almost anything and not become defensive." - From Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are...
    InquisitiveShadow InquisitiveShadow 36-40, M Jul 11, 2013

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    romanalanski romanalanski 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 23

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    Stoned Words Are Sober Thoughts.

    I came out as bisexual to my parents to get out of trouble. Not the usual story one hears, am I right? My mum always knew that I was not straight. I mean I did musical theater for 8 years, I cannot stand most sports, I love to shop, I am quite flamboyant, and i help her decide...
    kingsimba13 kingsimba13 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 4, 2013

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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

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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 13-15, M 5 Responses Jun 9

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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

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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

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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

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    I came out publicly and I feel relieved.

    .However; Afterwards, I really don't remember why it mattered in the first place... if I replay the whole timeline- I do recall it all.. but as of now- the most important people in my life know about me ...& that's all that matters to me. I honestly don't care whether other...
    romeo27 romeo27 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    Two days ago I got a message from a girl on

    Facebook. I follow LGBT news and they posted some picture and asked people how they "came out". I said I hadn't yet but planned to. Anyways I figured that was how she found me because she sent me this really nice, completely unexpected message about having the strength to tell...
    cillasavage cillasavage 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 15

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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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    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

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    My really close friends figured I was

    either lesbian or bi when I was a senior in high school. I knew I was a lesbian but with this being 1986 I kept it quiet. I kept it quiet all through my freshman year in college. I decided to come out during my sophomore year to my family and friends because I got tired of...
    jgeorge68 jgeorge68 46-50, F Jun 17

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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

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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 3 Responses Dec 2

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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

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    What are the chances of me

    and my closest guy friend telling each other our biggest secrets in the same minute... So me and him were having a heart-to-heart one night (while being under the influence of beer and chick-flick movies) and we decided to say something we kept from each other, bcos I knew he...
    BritChickChris BritChickChris 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 19

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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

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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

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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

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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

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    Okay, so some of my friends have been asking

    for my coming out as pansexual to my family and friends so here you go.(I have a few stories) When I was 12 years old I I had this huge crush on tho girl. Her name was Katharine, she was the first person to turn me on. I was so confused I have never been horny before and no one...
    crazyhyperkid crazyhyperkid 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 3

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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

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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...
    TransAsian TransAsian 26-30, T 2 Responses Oct 21

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