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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. 3,627 People

    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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    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, 2015

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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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    COMING OUT STORY It's gonna a bit long I guess

    ... (btw I'm gay) SO, first things first! I first came out to my (lesbian and out) best friend three years ago. Then I came out to my mom. She was driving me to my dad's house (my parents are divorced) and I said "I have something to tell you" and after a long moment (well it...
    frenchprint frenchprint 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 7, 2015

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    I was so nervous to tell my mom I was a lesbian

    because she is a Christian...I told her yesterday and she was so cool about it (: she was like I don't blame you guys are gross. I am so happy she is accepting ☺️
    Hunterreiddd Hunterreiddd 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 15, 2015

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    I came out to my parents at 20.

    Then I went to Vegas to celebrate my 21st.
    Free8fallin Free8fallin 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 10, 2015

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    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 26-30 3 Responses Jan 15

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    I haven't come out yet,

    I need advice.
    MrPoolofsouls MrPoolofsouls 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 20, 2015

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    I came out about a month ago to my mom.

    She said that God loves everyone and that she loves me too. I said that I wanted to tell my dad and aunts but she said not until your older, so that you know for sure. That made me a bit disappointed. I don't want her to look at me like I'm just a confused child. I told her that...
    MeloTail MeloTail 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 30, 2015

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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 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 10, 2014

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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, 2015

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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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    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

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    ruushichu ruushichu 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 14, 2015

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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 10 Responses Aug 8, 2012

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Oct 23, 2013

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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 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

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    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

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    I came out to my parents this May

    and it was kind of awkward. First I came out to all my friends on Facebook in a post but I unfriended my parents so they wouldn't see it. I wanted to see how everyone would react before I told my parents. The reaction of my friends was mainly positive so I decided to then come...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 21, 2015

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    girl are unresistable to me I love every inch

    of them that's what made me a lesbian and started dressing boyish because I felted comtable always being the man in the relationship
    daddynastyd daddynastyd 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2015

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    The ex- i asked her to marry me in college.

    I still love her greatly. Through a happenstance meeting on a "social media site" we started chatting. We got to talking about the old times... we got to talking about how good they were. We decided to meet up and see each other again. Long, short... we had lunch, i paid. She...
    simplenotion simplenotion 41-45 1 Response Dec 1, 2015

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    So far the only people I've told are on the

    internet, and my boyfriend (he's transgender, born female, I loved him even when I knew him as a girl). Every time I think of coming out to my parents it essentially goes like this: Me: Mom, Dad, I'm Bi- Mom&Dad:*look at me* Me:Biiiiusy with history assignments I better go...
    Wonkavite04 Wonkavite04 13-15, F Dec 14, 2015

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    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 1 Response Apr 6, 2015

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    I came out at age 22 right

    after to everyone from my parents, grandparents, cousins right after college I haven't spoken to parents in 5 years I reached out there still having haven't spoken to me. So I got new family throw my roommates and my friends.
    Effie1987 Effie1987 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 24, 2015

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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...
    SailorsAngel SailorsAngel 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 26, 2014

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    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 26-30 2 Responses Jan 14

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    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

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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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    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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    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 16-17, F Nov 26, 2014

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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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    When I was sophomore in high school

    and coming out to my bestfriend in Facebook. She is completely understood me. I feel better and less nervous, and then all my friends seem okay with it especially, few people dont okay with it. I am careless about them. Next, I was writing a note to my big sister and she seems...
    psmige2015 psmige2015 18-21, M Dec 14, 2015

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    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 6 Responses Feb 11, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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 Nov 18, 2014

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    I recently was forced to come out to my parents

    about a month and half ago. I had been planning to for a while and already had come out to my baby sister who accepted with open arms and has done nothing but been the supportive and the first to defend me if our parents make a comment. I love my both my parents, my momma is my...
    dearp8n dearp8n 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 4, 2015

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    I'm afraid to come out to my mom

    and my dad. Because when my mom sees a message to a girl that says I love you or something she'll get upset and I would always have to lie and say I always tell my friends that I love them. I especially don't know how my dad would take it. I came out to my friends. I told them...
    xxemogirlxx xxemogirlxx 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 6, 2015

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    Tell me your coming out story.

    I'm depressed of hiding in closet
    Talkingbuddy Talkingbuddy 22-25, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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 26-30 1 Response Feb 27, 2015

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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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