Discussion in 'Coming Out Stories' started by paco, Jul 11, 2010.
"Oh, is that it? If you didn't work it out in a couple years I was going to tell you."
Recently I moved to a small rural village in Ireland.
One night in the local pub, I struck up a conversation with one of the locals, he is in his late fifties (a few years younger than me).
In the conversation I explained that I was a little tight for money as I was still supporting my ex-wife. He asked why and I explained that we still got on very well and she was still my best friend.
He then said “why did you divorce her, is she a dike or something?”
I replied “No I’m a poof”
There was a look of surprise on his face. A short conversation about the matter followed.
He then leans across the bar and beckons the bar man and says “Hey, Joe, you won’t believe this!!.... This guy is divorced and he’s still supporting her ….. did you ever hear the like!”
No mention or interest in the gay aspect. I'm still friends with the guy.
Many (many) years ago now I told my mum "Yeah, so I'm sleeping with guys now" pretty much word for word like that.
She came back with "Oh really, Dear? I always wondered if you would."
Bloody modern world parents. I was at least expecting a conversation.
One of my guy friends i worked with just knew about me and said,
Him: i totally support you blah3x ,
Its okay by me, Hey if it doesn’t work out in the end or whatever she’s not making you happy,I’ll marry you!”.
Me: Nope ,you forget the part im lesbian.
Him: ahh still...
Me: Still Nope.
I literally came out to the majority of my friends all at once by text on a group chat without thinking and it was so early in the morning I forgot until I got loads of messages of support and then I kind of went...shittt I didn't mean to do that lmao
Old thread but when I was talking with a coworker of mine a little while ago, I casually came out and her response just floored me lol. For context, I knew she was a liberal and supportive (or at very least tolerant) of LGBT+ folks so she was someone that I felt safe outing myself to, and I was already out at work to my main coworkers and boss so there wasn't really any risk.
Anyways, the topic of relationships comes up and I'm single, and I jokingly said that I would be single forever, and she said that I would definitely find a nice boyfriend someday. I scoffed and said, "I'm never gonna have a boyfriend." She took a moment to process that, and then said, "If you don't mind my asking, um... why, um.. why are you never going to have a boyfriend?"
"Because I'm a lesbian."
She was taken aback and visibly startled by this, but then composed herself enough to say "Oh, well, that's a good reason I suppose?"
I was choking back laughter but said "Yeah it is!"
Definitely one of my more humorous coming outs lol.
Me coming out to my mom a year ago
Me: I have something really big that I need to tell you and it might be surprising and-
Mom: Are u lesbian?
Me OMG how did u know
"alrighty captain." (she usually would say "alrighty ma'am" so this was a VERY polite way of saying "cool i dont care i still love you and youre still my friend")
"wait so you're not a girl OR a boy?! You're invisible to the law now!! Lets do crimes- They cant convict you- you're neither a man or a woman on u.s. soil!" (homeboy i love you but i dont think the swine gaf.)
"okay thats cool and all but we still have our science homework due so are you gonna be my lab partner or what?" (thanks moose <3 you used to be scared of me but now you copy my homework and buy me lunch lmao)
And my personal favorite:
"OH MY GOD ME TOO!! I WAS TOO SCARED TO TELL YOU! i've had a crush on you for SO LONG dude you dont even k n o w"- my ex who was with me for over two years.
I recently came out to my one remaining mid 80's uncle. Mostly cause I wanted to screw with him. "Well I would have never thought that of you." Yep the old prick didn't disappoint.
I came out to my husband a few days ago and he was very supportive (we started out as best friends in high school 36 years ago). Today at the beach,he said full of enthusiasm "You should read Sapho!". I knew he would understand but I didn't think think he would advise me on what to read.