Coming out isn’t easy to do. In fact it’s probably one of the hardest things that you’ll ever do in your life. And it’s for that reason that most of us spend weeks, months, sometimes even years planning to try and get it just right.
However, as these ten coming out from FMYLife.com prove, sometimes a little thing called life gets in the way and royally mucks it all up. Some are going to put a smile on your fave, some will make you feel downright fed up with the world and highlight that things won’t, as much as we’d like otherwise, always go to plan.
So if you are planning to come out to family or friends soon make sure you’re prepared that things might not straight away go as planned, and if they don’t that you’ve got someone / somewhere to go and get the support you need, whether that be other friends or even online.
1. Today, my son told me he was gay…
Today, my son told me he was gay. I told him that was fine and was proud of him for being himself. He replied, “Oh, I was hoping you would reject me and tell me to never speak to you again.” FML
2. Today, I introduced my girlfriend to my parents.
Today, I introduced my girlfriend to my parents. My mother turned to me and said, “Wait you’re actually gay? I thought you were just saying that to piss off your father.” I came out to her when I was 16, and have confided in her about my past relationships. FML
3. Today, my best friend who I have been secretly in love with forever
Today, my best friend who I have been secretly in love with forever, was ranting about her ex-girlfriend. Then she said : “If only you were gay, we’d be perfect for each other.” So I took the chance to tell her I was. She responded : “Well I am still not attracted to you though.” FML
4. Today, I was on the phone with my mother making arrangements to go to a dinner tonight
Today, I was on the phone with my mother making arrangements to go to a dinner tonight where I will be honored for my political activism. She made it clear she’s only going for me, and does NOT support the gay rights group that is putting the dinner on. I was planning on coming out after dinner. FML
5. Today, my neighbor confessed to me that he was homophobic and regrets that his family doesn’t know it
Today, my neighbor confessed to me that he was homophobic and regrets that his family doesnt know it. He spent fifteen minutes explaining how much he would hate to have a gay child. I spent two hours last night convincing his son that it was the right thing to tell his family he was gay. FML
6. Today, I finally got the courage to tell my parents that I’m gay. My mom said “Yeah, we know.”
Today, I finally got the courage to tell my parents that I’m gay. My mom said “Yeah, we know.” When I asked how they knew, my dad, without looking up from the tv, said, “We’ve been monitoring your Internet history.” FML
7. Today, my mom and I were watching this movie and these lesbians started making out.
Today, my mom and I were watching this movie and these lesbians started making out. My mother proceeds to call them “sinners” and that they will “burn in hell twice”. Then she says “God doesn’t like gays”. I’m a lesbian. I picked out this movie as a way of coming out. FML
8. Today, I came out to my mom. I had an epic speech planned, and when I tried to tell her
Today, I came out to my mom. I had an epic speech planned, and when I tried to tell her, it all fell apart and I started crying and just said, “I’m gay.” After a few seconds silence, my mom sighs and says, “Duh.” FML
9. Today, I was leaving to go over to a friend’s and my parents suddenly ask if I’m gay
Today, I was leaving to go over to a friend’s and my parents suddenly ask if I’m gay. I reply that no, I’m bisexual. My mom then asks if I’ve ever made out with someone of the same sex and I say yes. She turns to my dad and says ‘I told you so. You owe me $20′. My parents bet on my sexuality. FML
10. Today, I finally told my mom I am a lesbian.
Today, I finally told my mom I am a lesbian. She started laughing and said ‘Good one honey’. I told her I wasn’t joking, and she took my face in her hands and said ‘You ARE joking!’ Then she left. FML
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Category: Coming Out