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Straight Outa Closet

Ohhh, the closet. Such a familiar place to us queers. We've all been there in one way or another. We've all been through that feeling of holidng in a secret or two. To have the courage to come out of that place is a liberating and beautiful experience. Profess your true identity to the world is the gate way to living freely and honestly. That being said, coming out is a tricky and nuanced process.

As creators of this project, we ourselves have shared the same common "struggle" as our fellow queer youths. Albeit common, this experience is an extremely pesonal one, unique to every individual. Some have it harder than others and some never really have to do it. There's no one way to come out to the world, and there is definitely no right time to come out either. We all do it at our own pace. Some of us never stops coming out. And even though it is exciting, safety is still the first priority. But, for what its worth, this space right here is created to help those who need a little help. It is hate-proof and perfect for first-timers who are getting used to their sexuality. Try it out! Tell us your truth!

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  • Bisexual, genderfluid

    Caitlin - British Columbia

    A few months ago I began questioning my sexuality, which led to me discovering that I’m bisexual. A few weeks ago I started questioning my gender and not too long ago I discovered I’m genderfluid.

  • Non-binary panromantic asexual

    Parker - Ocala

    I’ve come out to my friends and my grandma, but I told her I was bi (because I’m not explaining pansexuality to her and it’s easier, but ye) she doesn’t nessicarily support but she’s ok with it. Just recently figured out I was ace though, it’s so much clearer now and I feel confident in myself for once. :)

  • Lesbian

    Emma - Tampa

    I have questioned my sexuality for years now but I think I am gay.

  • Bisexual

    Siska - Belgium

    I came out recently and mostly had positive reactions. I feel more me, like I don't have to hide anymore. I'm thankful for living in Belgium, where there aren't many homophobes :)

  • Asexual/Aromantic

    Lo - Florida

    I came out to most people a while ago, however people still - after several years - keep telling me it’s just a phase. My family acts supportive but as soon as we are around other people they tell them I’m going through a phase. Some of my childhood friends are still trying to convince me I’m straight. I’m not quite sure what to do about this, but I am not going to stop being me because of it.

  • Enby-Gay

    Ren! - Bay Area

    i came out as gay pretty early on, but realized i had more and more problems with my gender. My senior yr of hs i cut my hair, came out, and finally have been able to be truly happy as myself. Always surround urself with good friends!

  • Agender

    Finn/Elliot - Tennessee

    My family isn't supportive of the lgbtq+ community (one time my mom told me to take off my flannel cuz it made me look lesbian lmao), but my brother is chill with me being pan, so that's good. After finding out what agender was cuz I found a Wikipedia page lol, I found a couple of names I really like (choosing a name was harder than figuring out my identity lmao), and now my friends use them for me, which is cool. And while I'm far from being good in any sense, I'm trying to get better by immersing myself in my art and gay webcomics. Hope this wasn't too long, hope your days are better than mine. *awkward finger guns go here*

  • Agender/Lesbian

    Alix - MA

    I have come out to most of my friends but not any of my family members. Alix is my chosen name. I like cats.

  • A pan-romantic asexual

    Sam - Kennesaw

    I'm still questioning my gender right now but I know I'm attracted to people regardless of gender and only romantically. I'm experimenting with He/Him pronouns becuase they feel more comfortable right now. I'm slowly starting to understand things like dysphoria but I'm not sure if I'm truly all male, genderfluid, a demiboy/girl, or of I'm just a very masculine girl. I'm also not sure on my name, but Sam is what my friends call me

  • Asexual

    Bailey A - Kentucky

    Coming to terms with being ace was hard, especially telling my parents, but they are very suportive and I am now out and proud!

  • Lesbian

    Anonymous - Uk

    I come from homophobic family, I am a lesbian but I’m still battling with my gender identity, that’s pretty much it ?

  • Bisexual

    Madai - Santa Barbara

    i always knew I liked everyone, I never really cared what someone looked like but then as I started to grow I realized I really did enjoy being loved and loving feminine people and vice versa with masculine people. I loved how different and unique they both made me feel and I used to have a hard time trying to choose a side because that’s often was I was told by others. As I’ve grown I’ve embraced my bisexuality and accepted myself for who I really am

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