I Want to Hear Your Coming Out Story

This is a group for those to share their stories about coming out and letting people know who they really are. Whether about sexuality or Gender issues. 3,841 People

    I'm not sure if I'll ever come out to anybody.

    I'm scared of how my family will react, and I don't have anybody I really trust to tell.
    Crispycereal Crispycereal
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Feb 11, 2016

    Being insecure my whole life

    and always being told im too ugly for societies standards i always thought id be alone till my 30s until i met my....well call him my Ex. He was questionably Bi and we were talking for months and hungout and it was really cute and amazing cause he look stunning like he had...
    Vaughn37 Vaughn37
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 26, 2016

    I am bisexual. I have known

    for years. It's not "just a phase". At first I told my therapist, but a week later after therapy I was in the car with my mom, it was quiet, and I decided to let it out. I told her I'm bisexual. She promises she accepts who I am. She said she won't let anyone bad mouth me for...
    SwedishDoll SwedishDoll
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 22, 2016

    My twin and I came out to each other

    but we had known for ages we were gay.
    BrunoAndSammy BrunoAndSammy
    13-15, M
    2 Responses Feb 7, 2016

    When I was 13, my 13 year old friend showed me

    how to **********. I liked it so I did it with several of my friends. I started messing around with my friends when I was only 8 years old.
    JH8241473 JH8241473
    70+, M
    Feb 19, 2016

    Is anyone here Agender?

    I'm trying to get some feedback on the DOs and DON'Ts. I have a family member who identifies them self as such and I do not want to offend them.
    goforward19 goforward19
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 19, 2016

    About a year ago I came out to my brother,

    in the middle of a discussion / argument. He was shocked, literally left speechless and open mouthed. Although, at the time, he said I was still his brother over the next few days his conversations with me were a little stilted. It was obvious he did not want to talk about the...
    runtom runtom
    61-65, M
    5 Responses Jun 3, 2014

    So it was Thanksgiving

    and my really close cousin Jack (who's gay) brought his boyfriend. We always have Thanksgiving with my grandmother and her kids (my dad, Jack's dad, my aunt, and my other uncles). My grandmother and most of my family is really old fashioned and a total Bible thumpers and they've...
    kittentoes kittentoes
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 8, 2014

    Throughout the years of my life,

    I adored girls and wanted to be around them and I had many many MANY crushes throughout middle school on every girl I found cute. But still, I could acknowledge a "good looking" guy when there was one, but I didn't think much of it. I didn't start having feelings towards other...
    TheDarkestZero TheDarkestZero
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Dec 2, 2015

    my current "girlfriend"

    and I were best friends growing up and we somewhat came out at the same time. my parents were perfectly fine with is as my older sister is as well and they're accepting of it. my girls parents are the other hand didn't tolerate it. but we stuck by each other's side while she was...
    justtttt justtttt
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 30, 2016

    Tell me your coming out story.

    I'm depressed of hiding in closet
    Talkingbuddy Talkingbuddy
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Feb 4, 2016

    I was texting with my dad

    and I mentioned that I was invited to be in an LGBTQ fashion show. He said "are you LGBTQ?" And I said "more or less." And he said "which one?" To which I replied, "B" and his answer was "you can't throw a stick without hitting a bichick these days." He then when on to tell me...
    ksnaps ksnaps
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 10, 2014

    Just anyone! Tell me about how you did it

    and who you told first down in the comments below. But please, don't do it if you don't want to!! Don't be pressured into it!!
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jan 15, 2016

    I’m Gay!...........

    ......Wow, okay that was easy. If only coming out were really easy. I wonder how straight people come out. Oh wait, they are just born that way. So are the rest of us, except we will struggle for years over feelings we have; feelings which confuse us and maybe we don’t want at...
    ClaudNine ClaudNine
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Feb 11, 2015

    I first came out to my friends at school

    because its just a small group of us, we're the outcast. Then I got i n a relationship with one of them-big mistake. buy anyway I went home to my Ma and said "I like girls and boys." when she came in the house. she looked at me then asked "how do you know?" I just shrugged and...
    Brynija Brynija
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Jul 8, 2015

    I'm not gay but for some reason I get

    interested in listening to LGBT members being brave enough to admit that they are gay. I understand it takes alot of guts to do that because not everyone would accept these kinds of people in their families, which is pretty sad. I've watched YouTube videos of either YouTube'rs...
    Tagstar2000 Tagstar2000
    16-17, M
    Apr 11, 2016

    I did it already I'm high with social anxiety

    now because of it it took guts
    leahxlife leahxlife
    13-15, F
    1 Response Feb 20, 2016

    Today my sister arrived from Switzerland.

    We had not seen each other for 2 years. at me was, Coming out with my sister. Yes, I'm gay. At last I am free. This was perfectly. I love my sister. Life is Beautiful and amazing!!!
    Christian16Cartier Christian16Cartier
    18-21, M
    Apr 6, 2016

    Married Father Of 3, Now A Single Gay Dad Of Adult Children

    After 24 years, my wife and I divorced last winter, after Chritmas. Over the last two years I discovered that repressed homosexual feelings were very real for me. I am now living my life as a gay man and have a loving partner. I have no regrets about being true to myself. Who I...
    KickTheBox KickTheBox
    56-60, M
    4 Responses Sep 30, 2012

    My experience was not what I had hoped for.

    I wasn't planning on coming out, it just happened. I was driving in the car with my mom when I was 19 and we were just making small talk. Then the subject somehow turned to birth control. She told me I should start taking it and I told her I don't need it. She was almost...
    frames64 frames64
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 8, 2014

    I was 15 when I told my father he was alright

    with it though he looks Ito my eyes as if he didn't believe me which was understanding he said he didn't care and that I'll always be his daughter no matter what which I am thankful for. My mom on the other hand... We where spending the day together shopping getting lunch ect at...
    GeekiLizard GeekiLizard
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 13, 2016

    eversince i have admiration with beautiful

    faces.. i had crushes before with my clasmtes of both grnder n thought it was normal.. until i reach high skul when i met this beautiful sophomore girl. it was a simple crush that develop into somting deeper, feelings that i cudnot recognze at first, bcoz i have gfs also n dat...
    bokading bokading
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 14, 2016

    i was in the car with my mom,

    and my brothers and her were talking about this girl that was walking down tye street. i said, "well im not interested in girls. i dont know why." my mom says "well what are you" so i outright said it. "im gay." this will forever be my fav reply. "OH COOL! My brother was gay!"
    SwiftMoonRising SwiftMoonRising
    13-15, M
    Apr 11, 2016

    My Coming Out Story...

    I came out this past summer to my immediate family in July, and then everyone else the first week of September. It took me 6 years to finally accept myself for who I was, and I felt like sharing it with you. I started noticing I found guys attractive in the locker rooms, my...
    deleted deleted
    7 Responses Oct 23, 2013

    I came out to my acting class a couple months

    ago. I'm not a very trusting person so I thought maybe I should really start to try. I had to write a personal monologue about an event or experience. I decided to write about discovering I was a lesbian and I was scared to present it. There were only 7 people in my class but...
    Jessica4729 Jessica4729
    18-21, F
    Nov 26, 2014

    I came out as a bisexual on St.

    Valentine's Day, 2014, when I was a Junior in high school. Ever since about seventh grade, I've thought that I've felt a certain attraction to guys. However, growing up in such a hetero-normative society, it took a while for me to be able to accurately and comfortably define...
    kvlthead kvlthead
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Nov 10, 2014

    I never really came out to anyone.

    I just followed my feelings and desires. Then none time last summer I was camping with my foster parents, soon to be adoptive parents. One night me and a boy I meet became fast friends. I invited him to sleep in my tent. He knew what I was thinking, but nobody else did lol...
    sunsnowlover sunsnowlover
    16-17, M
    Feb 10, 2016

    I was at work,married,

    with 2 children, when approached by a Co worker who was also married either a baby. she asked me if I ever had a relationship with a female before, I hadn't. we decided at that moment we would begin a relationship, and we were together for 6 months.
    Chelsea1973 Chelsea1973
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Dec 30, 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, 2016

    I knew I was since fourth grade.

    I fell in love With my friend. My grandma's a lesbian and my uncle's gay so my dad's family's cool with it. Flash forward to seventh grade, the girl i fell for was to move away so in a split second decision, i told her. She said she was straight and ignored me until she moved. i...
    ToBeFrank ToBeFrank
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Jan 26, 2016

    I came out as genderfluid at RA training

    and have been dressing as a girl sometimes when I feel like it since then. Everyone treats me as a normal person when dressed it's so amazing
    jonjacque jonjacque
    22-25, M
    Jan 18, 2016

    18 Long Years

    I'm an eighteen year old gay boy who came out in April of 2012. My story is long because I have known that I was gay almost all my life but I will stick to the main points. My first experience was in second grade with another boy. I was confused for a long time until around fifth...
    deleted deleted
    10 Responses Aug 8, 2012

    I got drunk with my best friend on a sleepover,

    we ended up kissing and the next morning it was like "did we do that?" We tried again to prove we wouldn't like it sober, except we did, which confirmed what I'd known deep down but hadn't faced up to for ages. It was scary in a lot of ways but it helped me make sense of who I...
    CaffeineJunky CaffeineJunky
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 3, 2016

    I got caught in panties

    and did what she said to avoid being told on
    kinkyftsh123456 kinkyftsh123456
    46-50, M
    Feb 14, 2016

    Hello, I am currently gay

    and in the closet, and I really want to hear your experience with coming out to friends/family. Or, if you have any advice on how to come out, that would be great. I'm thinking about coming out but I want to hear different experiences first. Thanks.
    inserthappyfacehere inserthappyfacehere
    16-17, M
    6 Responses Feb 18, 2016

    My coming out story is pretty normal nothing

    too drastic but not all rainbows and ponies. The first person I told out of my family was my older sister. The reason I told her first was because I knew she would of accept it and she did. The second person I told was my mom. It was kinda awkward when I told her. I didn't...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 14, 2014

    I feel as if people should come out about

    who they are. Would you rather be the same as everyone else, or stand out in a dull crowd and love who you are?
    jocelynnM jocelynnM
    13-15, F
    1 Response Feb 14, 2016

    when I was 14, a freshman,

    I had a sweet and cute boyfriend who was also a starter on junior varsity football. every girls dream right? no. I would get very moody when he tried touching me and would get disgusted when he tried kissing me. you all know how awkward freshamn year is, so I went into my speech...
    21almamae21 21almamae21
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 14, 2016

    When I was younger, my parents always

    encouraged me to tell them things. They were supportive of me no matter what, but "confessing" that you're a lesbian is never an easy thing to do. I told my mom on accident in the car, on my way to guitar lessons. "So, any guys you like?" "No." "Male celebrities?" "No." "Anyone...
    Nighttimetalks Nighttimetalks
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 17, 2014

    My coming out story was around 2012,

    I didn't tell everybody like if it wasn't anyone's business but if anyone were to ask I'd say yes I'm bisexual, but I ended up coming out through a poem on my Facebook, like it wasn't a status but those side poems you can post on your profile, and it described how I looked up to...
    PleasureOverMatter PleasureOverMatter
    22-25, M
    Apr 4, 2015

    I knew I like the ladies at an early age.

    I hid it for 32 years. Through my catholic grade school years, public high school, and even through my college years. I wasn't questioned about it until my college years. I ended up dating men on and off then. Being gay wasn't as accepting as it is now. So, I hid it. I wound...
    SailorsAngel SailorsAngel
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Mar 26, 2014

    Hello everybody, I'm a 16 year old male

    who came out to my family when I was 13. I was scared at first because I thought they would turn away and ignore me but they all accepted me. I had to come out because I was in an interracial relationship and my big brother found out that I was dating this guy, so I had to tell...
    Sskkeeaannll Sskkeeaannll
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 2, 2016

    I'm out with my friends,

    but not with my family. I think my sister knows but won't ask until I say something. I don't want to tell my family cause they're Christian and I'm scared I will be hated forever. my sister is always supportive of whatever I do. my friends know I'm gay, but I still don't feel...
    mooshu13 mooshu13
    13-15, M
    1 Response Feb 7, 2016

    I was playing a board game with my family

    called "Life" and I got the space that meant you had to get married so I chose to marry a girl and I didn't realize what I did bc I was playing the game as if it was my real life and forgot I wasn't out yet. I tried playing it off by saying I'm "marrying my best friend bc who...
    CharmingAf CharmingAf
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Apr 3, 2016

    All throughout high school,

    I always knew there was something different about me. All my girlfriends had boyfriends and all were talking about how they had hit second or third base with a boy and me... Not so much the thought of going out with a boy never crossed my mind and kissing one? Nope! I was happy...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 27, 2015

    I don't know why I said it,

    but I told my therapist I am bi. She had no reaction, as therapists do. She didn't tell my mom. My parents would accept me, my uncle is gay and my mom accepts him. My dad accepts gay/bi people. But my grandparents and aunt are heavily religious so I don't know if I want to come...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 14, 2016

    I'm a writer, and I've always been better at

    wording things on paper. I knew from a pretty young age (like probably eight) that I was attracted to my gender as well as the opposite. My best friend at the time was over one New Year's and I decided as a resolution to tell my mum that I'm bisexual. I was probably like twelve...
    LifeIsAChoice LifeIsAChoice
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 18, 2014

    I told my mom and brother I was bi,

    they were just like okay. And then my mom said she loves me no matter what. And then we all lived happily ever after. :D
    TheBellaBubbles TheBellaBubbles
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Dec 25, 2014

    I'm so scared about coming out.

    I need to talk about it but I'm new to EP and feel a bit stupid
    lozlo lozlo
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Feb 29, 2016

    I don't really care about coming out.

    I'm myself and everyone should accept that fact.
    namelessangela namelessangela
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 21, 2015

    How My Parents Found Out About Me...

    (June) This was during 2013 summer and cross country just started. I started going to all the practices & had just met this guy (he was 20). We've been talking for a month so we took it to the next step. After every practices he would pick me and we would go to a park and walk...
    Johnnyboy1796 Johnnyboy1796
    18-21, M
    6 Responses Nov 27, 2013

    My Full Story Is...When I Was Actually Five I

    Started Liking Guys And Girls,But Guys More,I Know,It's Crazy.But Ever Since I've Acted Different.As I Got Older Like In 4th Grade I Would Get Picked On By Guys,They Would Always Say Im Gay.But Up In Till 6th Grade I Really Thought It Was Time To Come Out,But It Wasn't.Do In 7th...
    Txni Txni
    16-17, M
    5 Responses Aug 10, 2014

    Well, this will be about coming out to my mom.

    I first came out to my best friend in 7th grade (who is transgender). He immediately accepted me and we became inseparable. After that, I slowly started coming out to more and more of my friends as I gradually accepted me for the true me. Late one night this year, I remember...
    cammieboy6788 cammieboy6788
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Dec 27, 2013

    3 weeks ago today I finally told the first

    person I was gay, my best friend. We were at school and were walking to class when he looked at me weirdly and said, “Is everything ok?”, I bowed my head down a bit and said, “I have something I need too tell you”, him still looking at me he laughingly said, “What...
    HappyYikes HappyYikes
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 18, 2013
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