1. "I may have just accidentally came out to my entire family in the worst way possible My grandma was saying how gays are going to hell and I didn't want to deal with it so I started to leave, my cousin asked where I was going I responded "Hell apparently" What have I done?"
The most terrifying 5 minutes of my life, but now that it's over, I'm kinda proud of this

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2."I was in the car with my mom and we had just come back from swimming when I told her I was bisexual. She turned to me and said 'I’m so proud that you came out to me, because that’s something I could never tell my mom.' So I came out to her and she came out to me."

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3."I came out to my parents one at a time, and yet both of them had the exact same response: 'OK, but you still want kids, right!?'"

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4."I'm an out lesbian, so I've come out to multiple people in multiple ways, but the funniest time was when I was in a group meeting. My colleague has these meeting rooms with glass walls, and my friend (a dude) walked by and gave me this big cheesy smile face. He's ridiculously good looking (for a dude), and one of the girls in my group was like: 'Ooh, so are you and he... super suggestive eyebrow raise.'
And I, absolutely horrified, blurted out, 'No! We're both gay!'"

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5."I guess when I was texting my uncle saying I wanted to tell him something I was a bit too vague cause when I came out to him later he said, 'oh good I thought you were pregnant!'"

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6.About a month after the first guy I’d ever liked ghosted on me, I decided to tell my mom in the middle of a road trip when we were trapped in the car together.

Me: I fell in love with a guy! bursts into hysterical tears

Mom: Oh my god! No, it's OK! You don't have to cry, it doesn't matter if you're gay!


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7."I told my dad that I'm a lesbian back when I was 15 and he was so happy that I won't be dating boys that he seriously offered to bake me a cake. I should have said yes. He's a great cook."

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8."When I came out to my parents they high-fived each other"

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9."I came out to my mom yesterday and she sighed and said "I owe your aunt 20$ now"

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10."The first person I came out to was my best friend in high school. I was really nervous about what she would say when I told her. Her response to me was 'huh, OK'. And then she quietly whispered 'I think I'm gay too.' It was awesome."

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11."I came out as trans* right before high school, and I was also kind of a hot mess, and pretty well known as a freak. People didn't really know what I was and instead of asking, people just made things up or thought of me as weird/gross/to be avoided, and certainly not someone you would date.
"Junior year I got really fed up with it all, and since I liked a guy, I asked him out for a change. We were dating for a couple weeks before the question of gender came up, and then I realized – he hadn't been sure of my gender or sex the whole time, but was dating me anyway, liking me as a person. Explaining my identity to him was the easiest and least threatening time I've ever come out, and today he and I have been married for over a year."

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12."I am very close with my grandma. One year while I was in college, I visited her for a few weeks. I had my tongue pierced a few weeks earlier, and completely forgot that the only 'balls' I brought with me were rainbow. In a very thick German accent, my grandma asked, 'Chad, what's zat in your mouth?'
'A tongue ring, Grandma.'
'Oh, zoh' you like to suck the dick? I've known since you verr' five.'
I freakin' love her."

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13."I was going out to dinner with my dad and as we were going down the street I began with, 'There's something I need to tell you.' He said, 'I get it, you're gay, ice cream for dessert?'"

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14."I've been close friends with this guy since first grade. I told him I had something really important to tell him, and he said he had something important to tell me too. We argued back and forth about who should talk first, each claiming that ours was something really big before he said, 'Are you gay?' I said that I was and he said he was too!"

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15."I came out to my friends first and they looked at me and said 'finally'. Sometimes you are your own worst enemy."

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16."The first time I had applied for a job online, my dad sat with me to make sure I typed the right things and clicked the right boxes, etc. Filled out my name and age and address. And then came a question with a drop-down menu: 'sexuality'. I slowly clicked the arrow for the menu to drop down. The options were: straight, gay, bisexual, and prefer not to say. I chose the last one, and my dad says 'how come?' I make up some phoney excuse like, 'oh they think it's their right to know every little thing about me blah blah blah.' My dad just looks at me, takes the mouse, clicks the menu, chooses gay, and moves on."

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17."We were 13 years old, playing truth or dare. Long story short, she came out and so did I. We've been dating since then. She's the first girl I've been with and will be the last."

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18."I sent my friends a picture of me kissing a pan with the caption 'I'm pansexual'. It lead to a little confusion since my friend didn't know what it meant and asked if I was really attracted to kitchenware."

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19."I've been attracted to girls since I was about 14. Since I grew up in a very religious environment, I had indirectly been told to suppress those feelings my entire life. But as much as I tried to 'pray the gay away,' my attraction towards women didn't leave... Just the other day, I was talking to my dad on the phone. He delicately said, 'I know you are trying to find someone to love you and to love. I just want you to know that if you choose to be with a woman, I would be more than willing to have another daughter in my family to love… Everyone needs someone to love and share life with.'"

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