Coming Out Stories

June 26, 2018 8 Comments

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Alex
Alex

November 15, 2018

Hi I’m Alex and I’m FTM trans. A few months ago I cut my hair as short as my mom would allow and around that time I really was trying to figure out who I was. I had terrible disphoria and didn’t know what to do. I told my best friend and she offered some advice. “ try using different pronouns see what fits. What do you feel you are” witch I reply with I feel like a boy. She started using he/him pronouns for me and I felt so much better so I told more friends. I had been out to my friends for awhile and even added my pronouns to my Instagram bio! Soon after that I came out to my family via my sister becuase I was scared to tell them. Thanks sis! It’s hard becuase people forget your preferred name and pronouns becuase they’ve know you your whole life and it will take awhile but they’ll get it!

-@0ThatOneKidAlex0 On Instagram

Franzi
Franzi

August 05, 2018

I came out as bisexual over the internet. I never told anyone in person, because I’m just not that type of a person. I just wrote “bisexual” into my instagram biography. I got many questions, but everybody was very supportive. I haven’t told my parents yet, but I think they have figured it out my now.
I won’t tell them until I’m 16 because I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t let me have sleepovers with girls then (as I’m not allowed to have sleepovers with boys already).
I hope everything will work out fine. I hope they accept me. And I’m pretty sure they will :)
@franzi.breinesberger on IG
P.s.: love you all <3

Maddy
Maddy

June 28, 2018

Last July, (its June 28th, 2018 when I’m writing this.) I came out for the very first time to my grandma. I’m out to two of my family members and almost all of my friends.

I was on the phone with my Grandma one night, and before this, I had been dropping subtle gay hints. I started ranting about how something was completely unfair while talking to her and she was like, “I-I have something to ask you. You don’t have to answer it if you don’t want to, but it’s something I’ve been wondering for awhile.” And then I said “You can ask me.” I already knew what she was asking. She asked “Are you gay?” And at first I was like, “WHAT, NO!” But then a few seconds later I responded with “….I think I’m a lesbian..” and she said “Honey, that is totally fine. I love you the way you are, and nothing will ever change that.” Then I asked how she knew, and she said she’s known for 2 YEARS!! I didnt even know it then. She is the most religious person I know, so I was really happy and shocked that she accepted me. I love her so much.

Then I came out to my cousin, we were just sitting on her bed and her dad was on a rant about how “Disgusting Gay People Are.” Smh. But I was really annoyed with that, and I came out to her, and she was really supportive about it, and I’m really happy for that.

Then I came out to my friends, and my best friend said, “Seems legit.” And we laughed at that for the longest time. I’m so grateful for the people who’ve accepted me.

Mitchell Blake
Mitchell Blake

June 26, 2018

I came out in 9th grade in a very conservative town. I was always made fun of in middle school and called gay and it never stopped. people would yell faggot when i walked down the hallway. I had my first boyfriend freshman year and people would throw stuff at us when we walked down the hallway. But coming out is something i will NEVER regret. My life is now full of love and support from my friends and family and i have an absolutely amazing boyfriend who treats me better than I will ever deserve

he is the love of my life and I can’t wait for the day that day I Do. Coming out is not about how others see you, but about being able to finally see yourself, happy.

@_mitchell_blake

Shynade
Shynade

June 26, 2018

I am 15 years old and this is my coming out story!! I came out as a lesbian to my family and friends when I was 12. At first I didn’t know that I was a lesbian, at first I thought I just liked guys like any other teenage girl. I dated boys like they did, I kissed them and hung out with them, but it just never felt right. One day i decided to try something out. I kissed my girl best friend, as soon as I kissed her, I felt a spark of something I had never felt when I kissed a guy. A couple of weeks later I decided to ask my girl best friend out. She said yes and we started dating.

Finally I decided to come out to me adoptive parents we were having a party and my girlfriend was there. I got up onto the stage holding hands with my girlfriend and in front of my friends, my adoptive parents, and my adoptive family I told everyone I was a lesbian and that I was gay. Everybody was shocked the only people who weren’t were my closest friends because they already knew I was a lesbian and they were happy I finally decided to tell everyone. My adoptive parents were disgusted as they were Catholics and they told me that I couldn’t be gay and that it was a sin, they told me to either break up with my girlfriend or we would be moving away to another city.

I couldn’t break up with my girlfriend so I told them that i would move away with them. I kept in touch with her for a couple months but finally I lost complete touch with her. Until one day, her older sister called me and told me she had some really upsetting news. My girlfriend had passed away with cancer, I was heartbroken I couldn’t get over the shock I was so, so upset, I wasn’t myself for about 2 years.

Anna
Anna

June 26, 2018

To start with I’m not out to my parents or family yet minus my cousin who is gay because he said he could just tell i wasn’t straight. I am out to my best friends and internet friends though. First I came out to my one internet friend. I came out to her right after she came out to me. That also happened with my other internet friend.

I came out to my one best friend when we were walking around after school, we were just talking and I don’t really remember what we were talking about but I think I kind of just said that I think I might be Bi ( I was just questioning) and then she said that she’s glad that I said that because she had recently realized that she was Bi too.

I came out to my other best friend while we were walking around too. We were talking about a guy who is gay but our friend thought that he was flirting with her and I said " maybe he likes boys and girls or is just confused because honestly same" and then she was like “wait really” and I was like "yeah I think I might be Bi’ and a few months later she came out as Bi too.

I came out to my cousin and a couple of his friends before we started playing truth or dare. I hadn’t seen him in months and he pulled me to the side before we started playing and asked me if I was Bi and I like hesitated and he said that he could just tell but wasn’t sure and wanted to know before we started playing.

Then when it was my turn to do a dare or answer the truth he dared me and the other girl who was his friend to kiss and his other friend who was there was like “what” and said i didn’t have to if I wasn’t comfortable and I was like “I’m Bi it’s ok”. That was also my first time kissing a girl.

Then at the beginning of this year during the one act play (I’m on crew) I gradually came out to a lot of people in the theatre mainly crew people. A lot of them aren’t straight so it was pretty easy and they were accepting.

I also just wanted to say to the people who haven’t came out or aren’t completely out that that’s ok, and to just wait until you’re ready and don’t feel pressured to come out. Also to make sure you’re going to be safe before you come out.

-Anna

@woah.there.anna00

Anonymous
Anonymous

June 26, 2018

A few months ago on October 8th (the Sunday before coming out day) I told my parents"I have to tell you something… I’m… Gay and they told me that they loved me and would “accept” me but they tried to get me to change to be straight and they still won’t let me date another guy, now they kind of understand that it isn’t a choice and that I can’t change but they still won’t let me be with a guy (my family is Mormon)

Madison
Madison

June 26, 2018

My coming out story is when I was in a pool I was talking about the Love Simon movie and about how I am addicted to gay short films And my mom asked are you gay and I replied with sort of And replied I am bisexual

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