Stories

“Coming Out” and Culture

I was born and brought up in India, a country where gender and sexuality outside the straight and cis-gendered spectrum is widely considered an “abnormality” or “insanity.” While I was growing up, I would often come across words like “chhakka” and “hijra,” which despite being translations for “eunuch,” would be widely used to describe anyone… Read more »

Posted by Kaustav
Coming Out

Bisexual

My first sexual experience was with a guy in the 7th grade. After that, I lived a heterosexual life dating and even two marriages that ended in divorce all with women. My sexual desires were always for both sexes. So, after a long struggle with myself, I decided to go back to my first sexual… Read more »

Posted by Dorsie

Finding My Confidence

I’ve been coming out gay over the past 5 years because I have autism. The pressure was intense, but I got the weight off of my shoulders & told my family and friends. They supported me 100%. Now, I feel very proud and confident to show my true colors.

Posted by Clarence Pryor
Coming Out

Being Found Out

I am a 15-year-old girl. I identify myself as pansexual. I am attracted to all genders; male, female, trans, etc. I do not discriminate against anyone. Color, gender, social status isn’t something that I care about, I look for personality. I always have. In the 6th grade, I started to doubt my sexual orientation, but… Read more »

Posted by Anonymous

Coming Out on Canvas

I was raised in a conservative, Catholic home with my younger sister who was as eager to pass off her Barbie dolls to me as I was to unload my dump trucks on her. Moving beyond Barbie, my true career aspiration was to grow up and be either Snow White or Dolly Parton. My parents… Read more »

Posted by Paul Richmond
Coming Out

When I Came Out

So, I had actually had a girlfriend for a couple months, but I was really scared of what people would think of me. But then, one day, I just said to myself, what is the worst that could happen. So I said to my Mum, “Uh, hey, mum. Um… Just thought you might like to… Read more »

Posted by Anonymous

The Life of a Lonely Trans Girl

Growing up, I was a different kid. I never really fit in anywhere and was bullied for most of my life. I was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome at 4 (currently ruled out), which explained why I was so smart and yet horrible with people. I started medication at 4 years old and had taken meds… Read more »

Posted by Zoey B

My Coming Out Story & Video

5 years ago, I decided to come out to my family and friends. I thought it would be easy because my mom and I have had a really strong connection to each other. But it wasnt that easy. For more listen to my queer podcast.

Posted by Jen

Coming Out To Your Friend!

Rebecca and I were friends for many years. As time went on, we had gotten closer and closer and something seemed to be off. Why hadn’t we ever dated? Was there a romance in our future? Well, it turned out I had some soul searching to do on my own before I could fully accept… Read more »

Posted by Michael Osborne

I’m Ace and Okay With It

I have always not associated with girl and boy. I didn’t like being defined and assumed to how I would act. I never knew a word for it besides indifferent or non-girly, until I turned 16 in the summer. I figured out myself by using names that were neutral to see how people perceived me… Read more »

Posted by Salem Monahan