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Good Southern Christian Girl

The following is how I came out to my friends and extended family on Facebook in 2013:”After watching the documentaries “After watching the documentaries Fish Out of Water, by Ky Dickens, and Wish Me Away, by Chely Wright, I now realize that it is time to introduce all of my family and friends to my… Read more »

Posted by Andrea

Coming Out to the Army

Coming out to my Army Unit after the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

Posted by Andres Camilo Hernandez

“I’m very gay”

Dear Diary, I feel like I’ve been out forever, but it hasn’t been that long. When I started writing this entry on April 2nd, 2016, I had come out exactly three years ago. I was nineteen, a sophomore in college, when I came out to my first friend: he was a good college friend of… Read more »

Posted by Binh Hoang

The Sound of Silence

Looking back, seeing the little parts of myself that distinguished me from other kids – they’re the best parts of myself that I love, and that it’s just so important to embrace.

Posted by Dani Thomas

I Had Been Lying to Myself and Everyone Else

I grew up in a small place. My hometown was less than 10,000 people total, my high school graduating class was less than 100 total. And me? I was an odd kid. I was super slow to grow up, playing with my action figures until I was much too old, loving to dress up as… Read more »

Posted by Thomas Burkett

A Letter and a Few Gays Later

It all started at a theater house party (of course it did). As a freshmen at Syracuse University I experienced, for the first time, independence and it was awesome. I went to sleep when I wanted, I ate when I wanted and I partied when I wanted. However, as a freshmen I had more time… Read more »

Posted by John Sumpter

New Phone, Who De Eff Dis?

Dan, also known as Milk from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6, talks about coming out when his boyfriend wanted to buy him a new phone and he had to tell his mom.

Posted by Milk

Outed Isn’t Always the End

When I was about 6 years old, I had my first tugging feeling that I wasn’t like the other little girls running around in the playground. They’d all talk about makeup, princesses, fairy tales, and how they thought the boy on the jungle gym was cute while I sat in a corner, my nose buried… Read more »

Posted by Mikala

Coming Out in Redneck Florida

Max talks about his experiences growing up and coming out. See video 😉

Posted by max emerson
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