Oh man, coming out is so hard. But I think the worst part of it is the stage you’re at right now.. once you start feeling like you want to tell someone. It’s like it just eats at your insides. I think you would be amazed at the relief you’ll find after coming out to someone. I’m not telling you to just call up your parents and come out, but start with someone who you trust and know will be accepting, even if you’re not particularly close with them. Your tumblr post is already a great start!
I’m a 20 year old female, and I just came out about six months ago. I told this older gay couple that I’m friends with because I knew I could trust them, and that they would offer really great emotional support. But most of all, I just NEEDED to tell someone. And after I said those two little words, “I’m gay,” I seriously think I blacked out for a second.. But after that, the feeling of relief that washed over me was just the greatest thing.
Like confessionsofahalfdyke said, the glbt community really is like a giant family. We all understand what you’re going through because we have all been there in some form or another. I guess all I really wanted to say to you is that YOU ARE NOT ALONE. So please don’t hesitate to reach out to others in the community - we are all here for you - for advice, support, or even just to listen. <3
I don’t know why I am even writing this. Who is going to read it anyway? Hmm, a little about me I guess. My name is Daryl, I am a 23 year old soldier currently deployed to Afghanistan. Its really hard to describe myself because I am a different person depending on who I am around. At work I try to…