Name

E

Age

15-19

Gender Identity

Female

Location

USA

Surprise!

Me and my best friend P were on a group chat – btw I’m 13 – and two of the other girls on the chat were being mean and annoying so I said, ” bye b*tches ” with a kiddy face, trying to be sarcastic, but the girl was like, “oh, so u are gay.” My best friend P stood up for me saying that the other girl didn’t know what she was talking about.

After that happened we both left the group chat and started texting. I told her thank you for standing up for me, but I might be gay, so I don’t really care what people say.

My heart was literally pounding out of my chest. P thought I was lying, so I called her and explained everything crying.

The next day at school she didn’t mention it, but I knew that it felt so much better just to tell one person. I have a journal that I keep to write everything down in and it helps a lot. P and I were best friends for 12 out of 13 years so she was the first person I told. She is the only person who knows so I hope I can work up the courage to tell my parents.

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