TT


I was outed. My mother went into my backpack and discovered my not-so-secret journal where I detailed my sexual curiosity. My parents then verbally...

EN


I still haven’t fully come out to both of my parents. We come from a traditional Caribbean family where loving the same sex is looked down upon and...

TS


Oh god! There’s a lot. But I don’t want this to turn into a novel. I’d say to just relax and enjoy things the way they are now because...

KR


I think advertising geared toward the LGBTQ+ community during Pride season isn’t sincere and is really a way to hopefully get...

CQ


After the night of coming out to my mother, everything changed. I felt as if I could tell her everything and that I didn’t possess the feeling of...

KE


I got a lot more involved in the LGBTQ community. For instance, after college I joined Out for Undergrad, which is a non-profit organization that...

AJ


I care less about what people think about you. The people you are trying to impress aren’t going to mean shit to you in a few years. You are so...

IS


Things changed in the sense that I was my authentic self 110%, but I also developed anxiety and depression because things didn’t go as I thought ...

BN


Technically I never really came out to my parents. Starting in high school, I began slowly embracing my femininity. Little by little I would ease into more...

KB


I felt free. Especially after telling my father. Coming out to my parents and having their support unconditionally? I feel...

GM


I came out to my parents a month before I was supposed to move to Richmond. My little sister searched my name on Google and found...

TA


I think that many companies are mainly being smart about their business because they know the value of the queer dollar. So I appreciate...

DA


I unfortunately have not yet come out to my parents. I’m Bi, and knowing how negative the coming out process would...

BE


Stop trying to follow the crowd. I knew from like Pre-K that I was different. I was so unique in so many ways. I played football...

AK


It’s very hard to tell. Within the past five to 10 years, these companies have come out of the woodwork suddenly supporting Pride, and I bet...

WS


I never actually “came out” to my parents. They ended up discovering my internet history and conversations between other guys when

RL


Personally I’m not worried about my queerness hindering my getting a job. I’m fortunate, though, that I will be entering a career that is...