I'm gay. I don't know why I find it so hard to say these two words out loud. I want to and I feel like I'm definitely ready to come out but it feels like such a leap into the unknown and I have to admit I'm pretty scared about it. Even last night when an acquaintance asked if I was into guys or girls, I still said I liked girls. I don't really know why I'm so afraid of coming out. My parents are pretty liberal (especially my mum) and I have a bunch of friends at university that have come out as gay, bisexual and asexual. I think I've been properly aware of my attraction to men since I was 18. That was the age that I kissed a girl for the first time and it just didn't feel right. From there, it was just lots of small things that I gradually noticed like when my straight guy friends would be drooling over girls in music videos while I was secretly more excited about the shirtless guys next to them. I've been in the closet for a while now and after watching and reading 'Call Me By Your Name' and 'Love, Simon', I kind of feel inspired to go for it. Any advice on how to come out to my friends and family or stories about your coming out experiences would be awesome and seriously helpful!