Coming Out (Part 1)

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Love comes in different shapes and sizes. It could be a male and female, female and female, male and male, or indeed any other sexuality or gender identity.

Coming out, was one of the most nerve-racking experiences of my life. Even though I have so much support from my friends, I must admit that I haven’t come out to my parents yet.

I’ve known since I was 11, really. I thought I liked this boy but, deep down, I knew I liked a girl in my class. I kept saying to myself ‘No, you’re straight’ but then when Secondary School came around, with all the new experiences, I realised I was LGBT.

I came out to two of my friends recently, and they were super happy. We all share similar interests in Panic! At The Disco (who are very big LGBT supporters and they are both LGBT themselves).

I would suggest coming out to close friends, or people you feel comfortable talking to.

One of my friends knows someone else who’s LGBT and we’re all in a group chat. Even in tough times, I feel like they’re always there for me. Especially these next coming months, I want to meet more people who think and feel the same as me. The community makes me feel surrounded by so much love and positivity.

However, many friends could be unsupportive, and disown you as a friend. But if they do that, were they even good friends to have?

As for your parents, remember they will always love you, whatever happens, and they just want you to be happy. But if you’re unhappy, try these links below.

– Anonymous 😊

LGBT Links:

Coming Out advice – https://www.stonewall.org.uk/help-advice/coming-out-0
LGBT Foundation – https://lgbt.foundation/
Support U – https://www.supportu.org.uk/lgbt-helpline-support.php
Stonewall – https://www.stonewall.org.uk/
MindOut – https://www.mindout.org.uk/
Suicide Prevention – https://www.mindout.org.uk/get-support/suicide-prevention/
Childline – https://www.childline.org.uk/
Human Rights Campaign – https://www.hrc.org/


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