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Coming out brought me to where I want to be

I am nineteen and I am gay.

A woman's hands forming the shape of a heartI only came out to my family about a year ago and it was the best decision I could have ever made.

The feeling of satisfaction, love and understanding was, and still is incredible.

A tough few years

Dealing with bereavement after losing my mom and then because of my dad living abroad, I was on my own to tell my aunt and uncle about my sexuality.

Finding the words was the hardest and most difficult part for me.

All I can say is remember you’re not alone and it may not end up being as bad as you thought.

Positive place

Losing a parent is awful. Then, having to visit your sister and brother abroad and come out as gay is huge. But, the feeling of accomplishment and acceptance I experienced is unbelievable.

I am finally where I want to be in my life and I want to share this in the hope it will help others. I want to pass on that coming out might not be as bad as you think.

If you’re concerned about your sexuality or the possibility of coming out have a look at these articles.

There’s information on how to cope, when might (or might not) be the right time for you to come out, and also links to support for LGBT people. 



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