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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

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

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

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

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

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


When I was 10 I knew I was different, but I didn’t know what that meant. Some of the neighborhood boys would call me a faggot, but I didn’t even understand words like gay, straight, bisexual, transgender, or queer. I didn’t even know they existed. My Aunt Nora is an amazing woman and when she… Read more »

Posted by Ricardo Sebastian


My age range at the moment is 10-14, which means I'm pretty young. I knew I was bisexual at the age of 10, when I started having major crushes on girls. I didn't know what bisexual really was. I just thought I might have been gay. With parents that are strict about everything about me (my hair, clothes, behavior, personality, etc.) would never understand. They would just think it was some sort of phase, that I would grow out of it.… Read More

Posted by Ysabela

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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