Stories

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

The Day I Came Out to My Best Friend

I knew I was a lesbian before I even knew what a lesbian was. Before I recognized that it was wrong or bad, for societal norms, I used to play with Barbies and marry 2 Barbies instead of the hetero-normative Barbie and Ken. My neighbor friend (and I call her that because we did not… Read more »

Posted by Pamela C

I Don’t Know, Rainbows

I started being unsure of my sexuality when I was 9. Young, I know. I tried to suppress my thoughts. I thought they were wrong, I was ashamed. I tried my best to not think about it. I was always different as a young kid, I still am. I was a tomboy and I didn’t… Read more »

Posted by River

When I Came Out

Hi, I’m Rob and currently live in Essex. I was 17 when I found I was gay. I was isolated because I come from a Catholic family and could’t speak to them about sexuality. This went on for a number of years and I finally came out when I was 24 years old to all… Read more »

Posted by Rob

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

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 to the Army

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

Posted by Andres Camilo Hernandez

Entrepreneur

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

Pressure

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… Read more »

Posted by Ysabela

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