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Coming out to friends and family?

Posted 5 Months ago by Kurama

have any of you come out to friends and/or family?

There are 11 Replies


No, never have. I am bisexual though! I just don't think I'll ever come out as bisexual to anyone besides online folk.

5 Months ago
Rika

I'm out to my partners and friends, but the only member of my family I'm out to is my mother. I'm not really looking forward to talking to the rest of my family about it.

5 Months ago
Asheroth

I'm not really looking forward to talking to the rest of my family about it.


Yup, reason why I've not come out as bisexual or even discuss sexuality stuff with anyone. Only Internet people know

5 Months ago
Rika

I'm sorry that you're dealing with that. It sucks to not have anyone you can talk to in person about this.

5 Months ago
Asheroth

It sucks to not have anyone you can talk to in person about this.


Yup, sadly... Doesn't help I have family who are pretty...ugh about LGBT stuff.. :/

5 Months ago
Kurama

Everyone I want to know knows. My grandmother and stepmother may or may not know, because my aunt may have told them even though I asked her not to, or she may have forgotten entirely because she does so many drugs. But they're all unhinged fundies or New Age ppl respectively so I don't talk to any of them if I can help it.

5 Months ago
flying (b)aeris

I marked the thread as mature content btw

Everyone I want to know knows.


This is how I will be when/if I ever reveal being bisexual to anyone in the family.

5 Months ago
Rika

I never had to come out re sexuality or gender-identity or anything like that.
I had to come out as an atheist and a secularist humanist and a Democrat and so on; that involved a lot of … stuff. I’m sure it would have been worse if it had been sexuality or gender.

I once called many people to tell them I was going to concentrate on my mental health instead of things like my career or politics or religion. The most supportive response I got was from Steve, a cousin who I knew was gay. He mentioned that the reason he sort of saw my point of view was that he was HIV positive. I hadn’t known that; he was surprised —— he thought “everybody” knew.
It turned out the previous generation hadn’t told any of our generation because they thought it was his parents’ business.
Our generation thought fuck that! It was clearly Steve’s business!

4 Months ago
chiarizio

My daughter came out to me as bi. She was very nervous doing so. I could tell she was about to, some few minutes before she actually did; so I wasn’t entirely surprised, and had a bit of time to think about my response.

I was honest with her, and told her that who she loved would never upset me, but that I would be very upset if she were unfaithful to that person.
I also told her I was sure her mother would have still been proud of her no matter who she loves. That was honest, too.

I had to think about my own feelings a bit to realize I cared more about faithful vs cheating than about straight vs gay vs bi vs ace vs whatever else there is.

4 Months ago
chiarizio

I'm a trans man and I've been out for a while now. I have been taking hormones for almost two years now and I plan on getting top surgery, and eventually a hysterectomy. I've know since I was eight years old that I should have been born a boy, I told my mom that all the time. She would tell me that the only way I could be one is to get surgery (which is a lie) so I think she told me that because I was afraid of getting surgery. My parents accept me and call me by the right name, but they do slip up every once in a while with the pronouns but I haven't seen them in person in a while though. As for my sexuality, I'm only attracted to female presenting people.

1 Month ago
Ravenfreak

I'm a trans man and I've been out for a while now. I have been taking hormones for almost two years now and I plan on getting top surgery, and eventually a hysterectomy. I've know since I was eight years old that I should have been born a boy, I told my mom that all the time. She would tell me that the only way I could be one is to get surgery (which is a lie) so I think she told me that because I was afraid of getting surgery. My parents accept me and call me by the right name, but they do slip up every once in a while with the pronouns but I haven't seen them in person in a while though. As for my sexuality, I'm only attracted to female presenting people.


Never have come out to anybody as bisexual or anything IRL cause family are totally...not open to gay people etc. I just keep it to myself and don't say a word.

I think I realized stuff when I was in junior high or so is when I discovered more about myself.

1 Month ago
Rika

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