I dont think I’ll ever come out. I watch coming out stories that gives me hope, but those successful coming out stories are like gift given to them. Can’t make my parents feel ashamed of me in front of the society. No matter how much one denies that society doesn’t matter, but the truth is that society never let you live if you are different than their expectations. I’ll never come out if that’s the cost for my parents peaceful life. And that’s worthy. I get frustrated many times I dont know why but each time I get frustrated I try that the next time I take care that I dont take out my frustration on others especially my family.
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
I’ve lived in a small conservative town my whole life; not that conservatism is bad or anything, it just made it a hell of a lot harder to come out. LGBTQ+ wasn’t talked about when I was in primary school. Go figure. So when I realized I liked boys and not girls in 5th grade… Read more »Posted by Tyler
When I was in High School my best friend at the time asked me out. I rejected, knowing that I was gay. Later that night I called her up and confessed to her how I only like boys and that it’s always been that way. After telling her this we grew closer but it came… Read more »Posted by Leland Glauz
I have come out so many times it’s not funny. Some have been joyous and some have been a hardship. The first two people I came out to, other than myself, were Emily and David. It turned out, at the age of 14, all three of us had been gay and we naturally gravitated towards… Read more »Posted by Daniel