So, I’ve slowly been coming out to people around me (I can write about it far more easily than I can verbally express it). It’s always scary. I’ve gotten good reactions thus far. I’m trying to hint (at least to family) how I feel without saying anything (aka, wear all the rainbows, bring up LGBT rights more, etc.). I just worry about people (especially family) feeling ashamed of me.
I know I don’t have to justify myself to anyone, but it’s hard still. I’d always be happy for anyone who’s gone through this process to message me for support/to talk.