I am a lesbian, gay or bisexual.
November 20, 2012
I’m so glad we are friends. I feel like I can come to you when I can’t go to my parents/guardians. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about who I am and how I identify. And I’ve realized that I’m a lesbian/gay/bisexual. This is who I am, and I want to be able to be myself.
Maybe this is hard for you to hear, or maybe you need some time to think about this. But it’s been really hard for me, too. Right now, I’m scared and nervous just thinking about how you’ll react. But you’re someone I trust, and I wanted to tell you. Your support is so important to me, especially since I’m not sure I can tell my parent(s)/guardian(s) just yet.
(You may not feel comfortable coming out to someone as lesbian, gay or bisexual because you may fear for your safety. That is OK. You should never feel like you have to come out to someone, especially if you fear for your health and well-being.)