Transgender Guide and Stories

Celebrities Talk About Their "Coming Out" Memories!​​

Coming Out to Family and Parents: Hear Their Stories

Coming Out: When is the Right Time?

A lot of teens consider coming out and want to know how to come out and what to expect if they do. But coming out is a big decision for teens, and there are many things to consider. Sometimes it can feel like there is a lot of pressure to come out. So it is important to remember that while coming out will be a great decision for some GLBT teens, for a variety of reasons, it just isn't the right decision for everyone.Read More. 

Coming Out: Personal Stories from Parents, Teens and Experts

Parent Story by Colleen Toohey Porter My son, William, is a 23-year-old college graduate living and working in Toronto, Canada. He has extremely close and wonderful relationships with his dad, his brother, sister and me. He is a true and loyal friend to many, many people. He is a writer, capoeira performer and sings in a band. He speaks a little German and Swahili. He loves to travel, eat spicy food and drink beer. And, guess what? He’s gay. Read More.

GLBT Teens Experiences Coming Out to Parents

Coming out to your parents can be tough. You might feel scared, nervous or excited. They might react positively or negatively. They also might be kind of ambivalent or hard to read. Read More.

Coming Out Stories

What Does It Mean to "Come Out"?
Coming out is the process of personally accepting your sexuality and telling others. The
coming out process is different for every person. Some experience anxiety, pain and anguish while others find acceptance easier. You may also experience fear, doubt, loneliness, anger and even depression. That's why it is good to surround yourself with others that may be going through the same transition or who have already come out. They can be a great support system.  Read More.

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