When I Came Out

When I came out my conservative parents were surprisingly supportive and told me they always knew I was gay… I was extremely scared and the words “I am gay” took ten minutes to come out (pun intended).

I came out to my best friend when I was 14 as bisexual. She took it pretty well because after I said my huge speech she looked at me and instantly hugged me. I didn’t need to come out to my parents, I just brought home my girlfriend and that was it.

When I came out, it was in the car with my best friend in the middle of a snowstorm… in Texas. Not only did I confess that I was a lesbian, but also that I had fallen in love with her and I knew our relationship could be nothing more than one of friends. She accepted me completely and we laughed and poured out our hearts together for the next 2 hours. It was as if a great and terrible weight was lifted from my soul.

When I came out to my best friend, we laughed, because I had kept it so long from her, and we all started to wonder why I made it such a big deal when I was still the same person I’ve always been.

When I came out it was a surprise to both of us. My buddy (who’s like my little brother) came out as bi to me… something I somewhat always knew. When asked if I was ok with it, I replied: “You and I have more in common than I thought. Surprise!”

When I came out to my parents yesterday, I told my dad first. I kinda mumbled, “I’m bisexual.” There was a pause. Then he goes, “What?” Then I burst into tears. He said, “You’re bi, so what?” When I told my mom, I couldn’t stop laughing (I was nervous) and she goes, “It’s just a phase,” hugs me, and walks out of the room.

When I came out as a bisexual girl, I told my friend I needed to tell her something important. When I told her, she said, “Ok. And what’s the important thing?” She was very accepting and I’m glad to get it off my chest. To anyone out there who’s struggling, tell someone you trust and be you.

When I came out, I was in my 9th grade classroom and we were all sharing our deepest secrets (school project) so when it came my turn I said, “Yep, I’m a lesbian.” They all burst out laughing, even my teacher, and apparently they all thought I was gay even before I came out

When I came out to my best friend, it was in art class. I said, I bet you can’t guess who I like. And she said every boy in the grade, and I went, It’s a girl. She thought I was kidding until I texted her I really was a lesbian. She was very supportive. I will eventually tell my parents. Wish me luck.


More joyful, positive songs by female artists that are explicitly about liking girls (using she/her pronouns or talk pretty explicitly about being into girls). 

Part 1:  here

Image is from the webcomic Shootaround, which is super great and full of adorable queer girls in a zombie apocalypse. Check it out here.

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