Firstly, coming out is a big decision in anyone’s life. It takes courage to tell people a truth that has been guarded for years. On the other hand, the journey of hiding how one feels from others is not easy. Hence, coming out ‘of the closet’ is, in a sense, freedom for many, to be themselves, and to be truthful to the people they love.
There are so many different ways a ‘coming out’ conversation can go. While some are emotional, others are just awkward or even hilarious. Consequently, we have stories about what actually happened when people decided to tell their secret and we know you would love to read it.
1. When you think your mom has no idea
Seriously mom! I mean a bet? I finally came out and this is how you reacts?
2. When you thought it was going to be a long conversation
John Paul Brammer, Staff Writer of Them. shared his experience,
I called my aunt and said “I think I’m gay” and she said “OK call me back when you know” and started cackling.
-As reported by Them.
3. Do we need more barbeque sauce?
4. Don’t tell mom:
Brendan Davis, Digital Content Manager of GLAAD
“My oldest sister was the last person I came out to, and when I told her she immediately yelled, ‘MOM!’ Without missing a beat, I heard my mom yell back, ‘Yes, I know he’s gay!'”
-As reported by GLAAD
5. When you didn’t mean to tell. Awkward!
6. Dads are so cool
7. Such a heartwarming letter:
I overheard your phone conversation with Mike last night about your plans to come out to me. The only thing I need you to plan is to bring home OJ and bread after class. We are out, like you now. I’ve known you were gay since you were six I’ve loved you since you were born
P.S. Your mom and I think you and Mike make a cute couple
8. Coming out? Well you are not the only one
Boy texts his roommate: “Probably should have told you this before signing the lease. But I’m bi/gay/still figuring it out. I know you probably don’t care but thought I’d let ya know.”
The roommate’s response: “Thanks for telling me that, man, I really appreciate your courage… Also thank you for opening this window because I’ve been stressing about telling you, but I’m bi myself haha So we can just be a big ol bi/gay/figuring things out house lol.”
9. Congrats, Mom! You are 10 dollars richer!
Supportive parents always make the process easier especially when they give their child space and time to come out.
10. When dad is trying to be funny
11. There are so many ways you can come out, but this kid just takes the cake.
An ‘I’m Gay’ Cake and a Note –
Good Morning Parents,
I’m gay. I’ve wanted to tell you for a long time. I thought doing it this way would be a piece of cake. I hope you still love me. I mean, it’s hard not to love someone who baked you a cake. All my friends know and still love me. Your acceptance would be the icing on the cake. I hope you, much like this cake, are not in tiers. I hope we can look back on this and say “boy, this one really takes the cake.”
It gets batter.
(sorry for so many puns)
He just punned his way through.
12. Mother knows best, take it from your mumsy.
13. When your Mom is supportive in the most ‘Mom’ way possible:
I was surprised by your Facebook post where you came out. I want you to know that I love you unconditionally. I love you with my actions, not just my words. I’m so proud of you. You are the bravest person I know. I’ll fight for you always. Your sexual orientation does not define you. You are still the boy who forever won my heart. The only thing that concerns me is the number of empty soda cups and tea bottles in your room. Throw them away before ants come inside.
I love you always,
14. Sometimes they know you better than you know yourself
Didn’t expect it right? This one just melted my heart. A child always wishes for their parents to be supportive and loving when they come out. However, sometimes a parent needs that love from their family. Furthermore, knowing that your family will be there for you no matter what is reassuring.
15. Finally, this Grandma’s sense of humour is on point!
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Source Credit: Best Life Online, Buzzfeed, GLAAD, Huffington Post, Pink News, Pinterest, Reddit, Them., Twenty Two Words, Your Tango.