One of the hardest things for gay women & men to do is to “come out”.
To say “I’m gay” to a parent or a close friend is a memorable experience.
Sometimes, the response you get could come as a shock! Like, I was so worried when I came out to my best friend. I didn’t know what her reaction would be. Turns out, it was the best thing I could ever do!
Then of course, there are those moments where you get those negative reactions; your parents might kick you out of the house, or disown you.
Ultimately, I think whether the reaction you get is +ve or -ve, it’s definitely empowering.
Here are two different reactions I got when I said “I’m gay” to two people:
1) I’ll always be your friend no matter what. You are who you are.
2) I’ll always love you. Just don’t let anyone know.
What about you?
What are the +ve & -ve reactions you got from people when you came out?
& my straight folks: What did you say to a friend who came out to you?