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My Coming Out Story

My whole life I battled rumors from people in high school who thought that it was funny to take this one little piece of information about me that they obtained from a lying, deceiving source and spread it around, throw it in my face every chance they had. I went from the funny outgoing kid,… Read more »

Posted by Jacob

Outed on a Gossip Website

“Freshman Class President or Freshman Class Queen” are the words that will probably be forever seared into my mind. These words were displayed across my computer screen as I visited an anonymous college gossip website (JuicyCampus) during my second semester as a Penn undergraduate. Those words were about me, the newly elected freshman class president…. Read more »

Posted by Keith Williams

Unapologetically Me

This is my coming out video that tells a portion of my story of the things that I’ve been through to victoriously be myself. The purpose of my story and message is to help other beings in the time of discrimination or at the time of a continuous push in today’s society.

Posted by Mickey Sabb

Coming Out Day

Alex Berg talks about coming out to her mom as bi for Coming Out Day. As an additional resource, you can read this article written by Alex’s mother:

Posted by Alex Berg

Trans NYC – Coming Out Day

My story starts with a lost child in a big city where dreams are made and letting you decide the life you want to live. This is my coming out story.

Posted by Bianka G

Would You Date Beyoncé

James Whiteside talks about his experience growing up and coming out, including the time his mom tried to set him up on a date with Beyoncé.

Posted by James Whiteside

Coming Out as Straight

My last coming out has been the hardest for sure; coming out as a straight man sucks. The whole world sees me as a lesbian and always has. This is probably why coming out as queer was super easy. I’ve always looked like a dyke, but never felt like a dyke. Maybe that’s why I pushed away from my queerness for so long; I didn’t start accepting my love for women until I was 19. It took me even longer… Read More

Posted by Cecilio

Coming Out

I grew up Mormon in a small town in Alaska. I came out to my parents and family when I was 16. My father supported and showed his unconditional love for me and my mother became very depressed. My mother’s depression in reaction to my sexuality became unbearable so I moved away from home to… Read more »

Posted by Levi Foster

New Year, New Me

I always knew I wasn’t like all the other little boys. Growing up in a traditional Filipino household meant church on Sundays, bringing home straight As, and “fitting in.” Somewhere in between my affinity for beauty pageants but my aversion to being sexually attracted to those beauty queens, I knew there was something about me… Read more »

Posted by Edwin Gino Raagas
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