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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. 766 People

    Embrace It

    I wrote a previous story on here telling about how a sleepover with my best friend (a girl) turned into an all-night makeout session. Well, shortly after that memorable sleepover I began to really think about that night. I really enjoyed kissing my best friend, and I kinda...
    Mitzidarling Mitzidarling 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20, 2013

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    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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    I have only come out to my best friend

    as bisexual, but I really do adore how she reacted. I was so scared because my mom had told me that "people don't want to be friends with gay people" and even though I knew it wasn't true, it still stuck a lot of doubt into my mind. When I told her, she pretty much said "I'm...
    bobthebobking bobthebobking 13-15, T 1 Response Feb 20

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    Sweet 16th on the Santa Cruz Boardwalk.

    I was talking to this one girl, and it was getting pretty serious. She planned my whole 16th with my parents 10k budget. Well, it was a surprise. When I walked out to the beach front holding her hand, my whole family basically got the news. My friends all knew already. My mom...
    Tlythatswsup Tlythatswsup 16-17, F Jul 23

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    Why This Group Is Here

    Hi, I'm Blasphemous Angel, sometimes I'm just called Angel or Blas.   I created this group to share some coming out stories so younger people and/or people that are just coming out can hear other people's stories.    I don't want this JUST to be about...
    BlasphemousAngel BlasphemousAngel 31-35, M 17 Responses Jun 12, 2009

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    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

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    They Already Knew.

    So I have two 'coming out of the closet dressed fabulously' stories: 1) my friends. It was year 8 and I was really really curious I had been with these friends since year 7 not long but they taught me heaps. They taught me to be accepting of EVERYONE. So I started to fall for...
    BeautifulMyth BeautifulMyth 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 26, 2013

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    My Coming Out Story....yes Im Gay So What?

    I have always know. Ever since i was able to reach my memory which was at maybe two. I know what you are saying," Its impossible For a baby to know about his sexual orientation when it hasnt been introduced into the world yet,not fully atleast." Well let me tell you this believe...
    Gabe1995 Gabe1995 16-17, M 1 Response May 29, 2012

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    I told my parents I was gay

    when I was 16. I grew up in a very Mormon household so it didn't go over well. My mom told me she couldn't deal with me going to hell, and my dad threatened to shoot me. The next day, I has an appointment with LDS Family Services for straight conversion therapy. I was bounced...
    mybonerandme mybonerandme 18-21, M 8 Responses Mar 21

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    3 Years Ago

    When I came out of the closet...it was one of the hardest things that I've ever done because I know my parents...They were the only one that I came out to face-to-face, apart from my best friend of four years and my Godmother. Anyway, it was really difficult for me because not...
    LadyOfLorien LadyOfLorien 18-21, F Oct 12, 2013

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    My Sister Actually Found Out.

    So My Friend Found Out I Was Dating This Girl. And He Asked Me About It One Day On The Bus And I Told Him Not To Tell My Sister. He Liked My Sister, So If He Told Her About My Girlfriend, Id Tell His Secret. Also, I Just Didn't Want To Tell My Sister Because I Was Afraid She'd...
    AshLovesLink AshLovesLink 16-17, F Nov 24, 2013

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    Repost of My "Coming Out" Story.

    W hen I tell my close friends that I'm bisexual, they sometimes ask me how long I've known. I usually tell them around fourteen for reasons I'll list below, but when I think of it, I guess I've always known. When I was four years old, my mother asked me who I was going to...
    Sanctity Sanctity 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 2, 2009

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    Well Duh

    I told my mother when I was 14. At the breakfast table before school. Breakfast was always a good meal to drop bombs on because I could say something, and then run off to catch the bus before the bomb really hit. I thought it was going to be a big emotional moment, I though she...
    jimmyseven jimmyseven 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 5, 2013

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    Hi I'm jack and I'm 13 years old.

    So where do I start. I'm primary school I liked girls a lot. I even had a crush on one. When I got to about 10 I had a girlfriend but liked guys. And it didn't feel right going out with this girl. When I got to high school I looked at guys so much I didn't even look at the girls...
    JackJoe1231 JackJoe1231 13-15, M 3 Responses Jul 16

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    Just My Little Story...

    Well.... Im out now but it was a long journey... My mom died in January of  2008 0r 2007 (wow cant even remember that) but it affected me in more ways than one. Even before my moms death i was looking at guys and of course gay ****. I looked at it and thought nothing of it...
    tomtombear tomtombear 18-21, M 11 Responses Aug 26, 2009

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    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...
    PincheeTonii PincheeTonii 13-15, M 4 Responses Aug 10

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    I didn't really have a choice to come out it

    all started when I was sling to someone on FB and he told me he was bi and I thought it would be a nice moment to say I was gay; the next day at school (I'm in year 10 now this happened in year 9 aswell as the fact I was the new kid) he was spreading I am gay and in P.E lesson...
    chocolatemuffin6969 chocolatemuffin6969 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 24

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    I am 13, in primary school (stupid Australia) I

    know you will think I am too you got know my sexuality,but I am not I felt this way since I was 11. I was sitting at a table with a group of friends and starting asking if they accept homosexuals. Here is what they said, there's names are B, TA, T, M and A. A"if they told...
    monster04 monster04 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2013

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    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 26-30 1 Response Apr 14

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    Hell Opened

    It should't have happened the way it did. I was an idiot. At the time, I was dating a guy who I'd repeatedly caught cheating on me. Something possesed me to hack his Facebook (where I found more evidence). I left his Facebook open on my computer. My mother came into my room and...
    onealsc1995 onealsc1995 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 20, 2013

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    So I really want to come out to my parents

    but I have no idea how! I don't want to just say "I'm gay", I was wondering if people could message me (private or on here) about how they came out x
    ParisMaisie ParisMaisie 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    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 16-17, M 4 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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    Ah coming out story .

    .. Such fun :) I was 14 when my parents found out. A month later I arrived home to an empty house with a note: "We have moved." Haven't seen them since. :)
    Inpuov Inpuov 26-30, M 5 Responses Mar 26

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    I do. If you really want to tell your story

    then I would like to hear it, but that is not why I'm writing this. And I'm not even writing this to tell my story. I have one but it's not a compelling read like so many others, its not as much of a struggle as others. I am out. That sounds funny doesn't it, that we should...
    KenzieluvsRupert KenzieluvsRupert 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I left my parents a note saying I was

    transgendered on a table before I went to bed. That morning I didn't want to get out of bed (though everything went fine). Nor did I talk to them about it. It's been since about January and I've done nothing. ._.
    totallytubular totallytubular 16-17, T 1 Response May 6

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    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...
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F 5 Responses Mar 26

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    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...
    jbar291 jbar291 18-21, M 6 Responses Oct 23, 2013

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    My Mom Tried To Blame My Best Friend

    I came out as a lesbian to my best friend who is gay and I had been questioning for years before and I woke up one morning and realized I was into girls and then I came out to my mom the day before thanksgiving and at first she said she accepted it, but then if I even mentioned...
    AmandaHugandKiss2014 AmandaHugandKiss2014 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 4, 2013

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    I think my parents were a bit relieved

    when I came out, when I was younger I came out as transgendered, which my dad got totally confused about but my mum bought me make -up and all sorts! I was stunned! It was later that I realised that i wasn't trans but was gay and liked drag! Needless to say i think they...
    Avian946 Avian946 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 6

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    I'm actually starting it right now.

    It may last to be a novel, but I've gotta get out of the closet at some point!
    Audrina14 Audrina14 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    So, I actually haven't came out yet.

    I thought maybe I'd get help from people who knew what it was like. I am terrified and need help. So, if it is alright could you message me (PM or just Reply) and help me with how I should do it without my family hating me afterwards? What is the best way to tell your family?
    RainbowsandKittens97 RainbowsandKittens97 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    Me My Gay Self

    I knew I was gay back when I was 14 and I came to friends when I was 14 I came out to my sister when I was 15 but I was scared to come out to my parents when I was 16 I told my mom and surprisingly my mom didnt have a problem with it she said she knew I was gay only problem boys...
    Jannisemichael Jannisemichael 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 4, 2013

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    I love hearing about Coming Out stories.

    Ladies share them please.
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    It was New Years Eve,

    I was talking to my crush & I decided I'd finally tell my Mum. She wasn't phased at all. She guessed as much that I liked girls over boys. She often joked about me being gay which I wasn't to keen on, as I found it to be a somewhat serious subject. My Dad was less than pleased...
    KMargatroid KMargatroid 16-17, F Jul 7

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    About Time! Well my comming out story is

    so different from many on here. I always knew I was gay. Had my first encounter when I was 11. My parents had gay friends and there were openly gay family members on both sides. So I grew up knowing that it was OK to be gay even it at the time it was illegal in the Uk. Well I...
    thegaychef thegaychef 51-55, M Apr 6

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    Told our parents after they set us up

    for a terrible prom blind dates. It was not easy but we are still working it through with them
    JamesandJohn JamesandJohn 22-25, M May 8

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    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 56-60, M 4 Responses Jun 3

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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    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 26-30 11 Responses Aug 8, 2012

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    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 7 Responses Nov 27, 2013

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    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

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    My Expierience Of Coming Out

    i am bi. one year ago, i told my roommate that i was bi-curious and he took advantage of me. i was the bottom. i had to suck his and one of his friend's dicks or he would blackmail me with my sexuality, this went on for awhile and then, i just left. the staties brought me back to...
    thehippy69 thehippy69 18-21 5 Responses Mar 14, 2013

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    I came out of a vagina.

    Ikr pretty strange? Amirite? Of course I am xd
    TheStillmanator TheStillmanator 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 6

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    My Parents Kind Of Know Now.

     But it's not that simple. It all started with a bumper sticker I got at Berkeley. I was looking at this booth full of bumper stickers, trying to find one that suited my personality so I could decorate my car: a minivan handed down by my mother, who now has a beautiful...
    watermelon098 watermelon098 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 8, 2010

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    Last night a man in the Men's group at my church shared his story. He had to repeatedly stop talking because he was on the verge of tears. He tried drugs at 8 years old and by 15...
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    As I walked at a fast speed deep in thought. You stared at me, for just moments I felt like I escaped into a moment of peace. Your smile, so capturing that it warmed my soul. All...
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    Hey guys how does this sound? Hey mom, I don't want you to tell anybody this yet and I don't want to talk about it for a couple days. But since about 7th grade I've kinda always...
    SissyDanielle123 SissyDanielle123 16-17, T 4 Responses Sep 4

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    I had an amazing idea about a love story, kind of like the genre with The Fault in My Stars and If I Stay. I dreamed about it last night, so it was a love story between me and a...
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