Stories

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

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

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 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

Authenticity

In the closet, miserable. Out of the closet and free to be me, happier than ever before.

Posted by William

Realizations

So I have 2 coming out stories combined in one. I grew up in a very strict Italian Catholic family and for awhile was taught about religious marriage, etc. This was an ideology installed in me. I remember being teased in middle and high school about being “too girly” or people would call me “Fag”… Read more »

Posted by Antonio Liranzo

A New Beginning

In sixth grade through eighth grade I actually found guys attractive because I watched High School Musical and all those teen movies. When I got to high school I dated one girl but it didn’t workout and I pretended to like girls to fit in, but I still felt guys were attractive. After I graduated… Read more »

Posted by Michael Carbonaro

Familial Betrayal

One day I was at work and my sister Kitty called me to tell me my other sister Roxy has been telling my mom “Malik’s hiding a secret and I don’t know what it is.” This has been going on for a few years. At this point in my life I was out to my… Read more »

Posted by Malik Jonathan

Damn It Technology

I borrowed my dad’s phone for a few days since mine was broken. At the time, I was out to my friends but not my family. I was dating this guy and we would text back and forth all day everyday. Well.. I guess I forgot to delete the texts when I gave him back… Read more »

Posted by Freddy

Laugh, Cry, Hurt, and Love

My coming out story is… a little less traditional than most. See, I’ve been sort of with my first boyfriend a good couple weeks before I came out. Very sneaky, very behind-closed-doors. It was your typical high school romance, all lovey dovey and stuff. Nice, for the most part. I went to a going-away BBQ… Read more »

Posted by Jordan Lopez