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Coming out stories. Some sad, some happy, some hopeful.

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Learning the word "Asexual"

“It wasn’t until I was 21 that I discovered the word ‘asexual’. Before then I’d constantly put off thinking about sex and relationships because whilst I was pretty certain that I was attracted to both men and women, I was attracted to them in different ways and neither...


A double coming out

“I knew for sure that I was gay at 13, after binge-watching Queer as Folk (both the UK and US versions). In the 2nd Year of Art, I told three close girlfriends. They were completely supportive. One of them was that stereotypical straight white girl. She asked me the MOST...


Coming out; from my parents to work

“I’m a very open person, and “oversharing” should be my middle name. I was getting into a serious relationship with my girlfriend and realised it was only a matter of time before I slipped up and revealed this part of my life in a negative way. I told my...


Coming out in a straight world

Growing up in a straight world I’ve known since the age of twelve that I was somehow different compared to my classmates in elementary school. Or even at a younger age. I mean, when do you really know about your sexuality? I still haven’t figured it all out....


Coming out for the first time: 8 bittersweet short stories

Everyone's coming out story is different. For some, it was as easy as having a 5-minute conversation with their family. For others, it has been like climbing a mountain barefoot. And while some coming out stories are cocoa-like bitter, they can turn into sweet chocolates when we share them. Here...

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Sad yet hopeful. My coming out story

I was asleep when my mum woke me up softly. Tears were running down her face. She looked confused. “Come to the living room, please. I don’t want to wake your brother up”. There is no right time for people to learn you are LGBT. There is no wrong...

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