Coming out brought me to where I want to be
I am nineteen and I am gay.
The feeling of satisfaction, love and understanding was, and still is incredible.
A tough few years
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.
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.
What can I do now?
- Telling people you're gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender
- Read this personal story: Your sexuality is your business
- Check out BeLongTo