Alberta + Canada

I’ve Known Forever But How Doesn’t Anyone Else?

Female + Lesbian / 17 and Under / Christian

I’ve always known that I wasn’t like the other girls growing up. I preferred girls over boys, always. But growing up in a small Christian community where people were frowned on for the little things made me really scared to tell anyone.

I told my oldest brother of the girl I liked. I was so scared I was crying but he was so good about it and proud of me. Then I told my other brother and he told my mom. That wasn’t the way I planned on coming out, but things happen. She was happy, then mad, then happy, and then mad.

Through this, I’ve realized that you cannot control how people will react. You just have to have a little faith in yourself. Sometimes it takes others a little longer to come around to it.

I have yet to tell my father but with the faith, love and support of my girlfriend I know I can do it!