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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. 2,895 People

    I can't remember how old I was exactly,

    but I remember telling my mom her bed that I think I liked girls and she was totally fine with it, as well as my family, I cannot speak for my peers and have had to deny my sexuality, or hide it completely out of fear. BUT here I am today bright as a rainbow :) I consider myself...
    lostndelirious lostndelirious 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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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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    Okay, so I was in the passenger seat.

    .. When I was 13 (and still am). I told my dad I was gay... We had a long talk and crying... He said he doesn't hate me... But he doesn't bring it up... And I was and still am in severe depression... So I thought ending it would be a good Idea... So i texted my bff my last...
    ethan2159194105 ethan2159194105 18-21, M 6 Responses May 13

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    well I came out the end of this year on school

    I said to my friends I'm bisexual as a kid I was always looking at women's body beauty and I said it's nothing but I fall in love in this girl from school without even know it even though she's not lesbian or bisexual it didn't stop me from loving her We're not friends and she...
    ronyida ronyida 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    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 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 10, 2014

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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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    Am new am from Florida,

    i love hip hop music, am 16..single! am a senior in high school and i love video games and playing basketball
    casseytheAmazing casseytheAmazing 16-17, M 6 days ago

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    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

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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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    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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    Me and a friend were sitting alone at lunch one

    day. The conversation drifted over to sex and sexuality. I decided I trusted her enough to say that I'm bi. She looked very surprised and said "No.Way." Then she was quiet for about a second. I was nervous, my heart lurched. Then she laughed and yelled "Me too!" With probably...
    TK1153 TK1153 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 16

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    It was the day right

    before I moved out. My parents and I were sitting at dinner and I just blurted it out, which I now regret. My parents were dumbfounded. "Thank God you are moving out tomorrow." "We didn't raise you like this." "You know how embarrassing this is to us." "What will all the people...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 7

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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 5 Responses Jun 3, 2014

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    I wrote about this girl I kept seeing in my

    dreams in my journal. My mom found it, flipped her **** and my grandma suggested I fast and pray because my feelings were a sin :/ to this day I'm not open about my sexuality.
    ladysapio ladysapio 22-25, F 2 Responses May 30

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    I'm never really special to anyone,

    and most of the time I think the reason they didn't choose me as their first choice or considered me as their friend or priority or main is because i'm ugly and ****** up my parents are even fed up on this sad story of mine they are just like "nah nevermind your old same story...
    aodark aodark 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 30

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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 31-35, M 4 Responses Mar 26, 2014

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    In comments, ep rules,

    which is bogus
    PapaBurgandy33 PapaBurgandy33 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    i was drunk and seperated from my first wife.

    went for a nude swim late night got caught by another man. he was my first.
    stlguy45 stlguy45 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 6

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    i just accepted my self

    and let it happen
    raldstaa raldstaa 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 5

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    My mom had a freak out session

    when I told her I was bisexual I still won't tell my grandparents
    gaara1019 gaara1019 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 9

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    sure, I'd like to hear it,

    I think it is interesting???
    morganza504 morganza504 36-40 Aug 18

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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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    I came out to someone on this site .

    . Then my counselor .. Then my family ..
    Hannahsgirl08 Hannahsgirl08 13-15, F Jun 26

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    Mine is a bit weird. So in about 4th grade

    with the whole "boys chase girls and girls chase boys because boys like girls and girls like boys" thing, I was like, do I have to like girls? Cause my (embarrassing moment warning) "wee wee" got tingly around guys but not girls. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ So one day I was surfing the...
    AlexPeanutW AlexPeanutW 13-15, M Aug 17

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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...
    ToniDelRey ToniDelRey 13-15, M 5 Responses Aug 10, 2014

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    I came out to my mum during a psychologist

    session, she took it well then went home and told dad.
    itsryry97 itsryry97 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 4

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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, 2014

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    It wasn't voluntary by any means.

    I was hanging out with a "friend" in 7th grade; for the purposes of this story, let's call her Jane. She was the only person who would talk to me at this awkward point in life, so I spent as much time as possible talking to her. On one particular day, we were telling each other...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 19

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    (EDITED SEE BELOW) This is my gender story: I

    remember very far back into my childhood and before i understood the concept of gender society placed upon us, i believed i was a boy i liked the feeling and the thought and inside my little mind that's who was. Eventually the gender roles became clear and i honestly couldn't...
    Autumnflowers Autumnflowers 18-21 2 Responses Aug 10

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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, β€œIs everything ok?”, I bowed my head down a bit and said, β€œI have something I need too tell you”, him still looking at me he laughingly said, β€œWhat...
    HappyYikes HappyYikes 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 18, 2013

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    I wrote my mom a note to come out

    but told my friends durning a marching band competition (we're all geeks) and most were excepting but one girl wasn't ok with it and needless to say we don't really talk anymore and she's kinda the odd one out within the friend group. Meanwhile I've been slaying life
    DestinyKalaila DestinyKalaila 18-21, T Jun 30

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    My parents are pastors.

    .so as you can imagine they are hardcore Christians. When I came out they freaked out. They told me I couldn't bring any "lesbian ****" into their house. I felt a huge separation from them. In fact we didn't see each other for months at a time. They said a lot of really hurtful...
    EmoEmmyG EmoEmmyG 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 11

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    SEXUALITY STORY Well,

    this was not the way you should come out to your parents. I did it on Facebook. I started dating a girl and changed my relationship status. Everyone freaked out, some people ignored me for a while. But I didn't really lose all of my friends, I don't think. So a week or so after...
    AlexFucker AlexFucker 13-15, T 1 Response Aug 18

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    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

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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, 2014

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    I came out as bisexual

    when I was 13. I'd been having bisexual feelings for a few years and after kissing a boy for the first time, I realized it wasn't just a hormonal phase. Coming out to my dad was easy. He's pretty liberal and was totally okay with it. In fact I didn't even initiate the outing...
    NorCalBoy NorCalBoy 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 19

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    i been bisexual my whole life

    but i didnt come out until i came to terms with it but i just recently came out to my family they r okay with it i was scared for years to do it but now i wish i would have been did it
    innocentsmile innocentsmile 18-21, F Jun 17

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    I recently came out to my grand parents (i live

    with them) and my mom. when i told my grand parents i told them "im following my moms footsteps im pansexual". at first they were what is that then i explained it to them and they said "oh ok. so that makes 5" turns out from me great great grand mother were all pan. my abuelo...
    Angelaco13 Angelaco13 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    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

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    I first came out of the closet through a

    private email to a cousin in 2009, then two years later I told several classmates the same way when my brother in law found out and told me he knew and was alright with it, but it took my three years to find a way to tell him the truth because he caught me by surprise
    KJ1215 KJ1215 41-45, M Aug 12

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    I'll make this a short one.

    . I was 15 when I told my brother that I'm gay and that this one guy had asked me out. (I left this tiny little detail out that the guy was twice my age, I know my brother wouldn't have approved that..) My brother was totally cool about it and I remember being very relieved...
    SuicidalSam SuicidalSam 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 21

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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 22-25, M 7 Responses Oct 23, 2013

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    I sent a text to everyone I know.

    Not very exciting but I actually forgot I did it so when people started saying things to me about it I was like "how do you know!?" and then I realized that I told everyone!
    izzycg izzycg 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses