'Coming Out'

Your experience is unique but you are not alone.


Resources address some of the main difficulties of Coming Out, including:

  • How to “come out” to family, friends, etc.
  • How to deal with rejection over coming out
  • How to deal with being disowned

Empty Closets - provides a forum to discuss Coming Out

The Stages of Coming Out

Brochures by and for youth

I think I might be a lesbian - now what do I do?

I think I might be gay - now what do I do?

I think I might be transgendered - now what do I do?

I think I might be bisexual - now what do I do?

Coming Out to Parents

You may want to direct parents and loved ones to this section.

'How tos' (discussions, pointers, considerations)

glbtrc - Colorado State University

Should you come out to your parents?

The It Gets Better Project is a video collection from adults talking to young people to provide assurance that no matter how challenging life seems now, it does get better, so hang in there!

Coming Out stories (first-hand experience)

Here are a few links:

When I came out

The Real L Word: Coming Out Stories

Empty Closets