Discussion in 'Coming Out Advice' started by Jmiller85, Jul 25, 2016.
48 years? You must have been so far in the closet that you were having adventures in Narnia.
14 years total... 6 months since I accepted I was gay
I still am closeted although I leave hints of my feminine and gay side here and there.
2.5 years and counting
32 Years. I don't regret it, too much.
I knew from the time I was 12 or 13 that I was gay but didn't really accept it until I was 16. Cam out to everyone including my family when I was 18.
Forever and it's all a part of my grand plan.
I realized I liked a girl, then I panicked and told my friend about an hour later ._.
Now, a few months later, my closest friends know but not my family.
I tentatively questioned a bit for about 2 years, than I stretched telling my mom and a friend over a couple of weeks, and now I'm out, but not really. If it comes up with someone I trust and know their opinion I'll them, but if it doesn't come up in the conversation I don't bring it up or it does and I don't trust them or know their opinion, I'll probably say Bi.
15 years...until I found someone I felt comfortable with telling
From the time I first realized I had same sex attraction to my coming out was 35 years.
I actually came out to a friend over text as I was panicking because I had realized I was gay so like right away someone knew. But I didn't tell anyone other friends for several months. My sister took almost a full year.
I had suspicions I was gay in college back in the early 1970s, but was completely afraid to act on those impulses. I lusted after one of my girlfriend's gay friends when I was in grad school. I fooled around with guys, some pretty regularly, in 1979-1981, and then met and married my wife. I've had occasional gay encounters over the years and sort of let a few gay friends know of my inclinations but never came right out and said "I'm gay" until last year when I got over my fear and started photographing male nudes. Then about a week ago I came out to my wife in a very direct way. So you could say I've been deep in the closet for 44 years, and to most people I still am.
11 years. I regret maybe 4 of them but what's done is done.
I was in the closet for at least 3 months before coming out to my friends. From my parents and family (except my cousin), it's been more than a year. Like a year and a half. ;-;
From accepting that I was gay, it didn't take me that long to come out. Almost straight away to my close friends and my family between 3 to 4 months
7 years with almost 1 year of acceptance.
came out at 12 to my friends and people i loved
to my family at 19
who promptly ignored it
to quote the simpsons
"lets never speak of this again"
although the goalpost is shifting because I only told them some of it
7 years, came out when I was 13..so glad I did.