Alice’s Story

Okay my coming out story, don’t really know where to start! I’m Alice, I’m 17 and I’ve liked girls for as long as I can remember, I had crushes on girls at school and on TV when I was tiny, although I didn’t actually register that they were crushes, because I didn’t even know that was a thing, I just remember there were some girls that little 7/8 year old me for some reason just really really wanted to be friends with

I didn’t really know that being gay was even a thing until I was about 12/13, and when I realised that “oh wait that’s actually a thing that I can be what” it just made sense straight away and I was just like yeh that’s me.

I can remember the date that I first came out to someone (2nd of November 2014) and I remember meeting up with my best friend, walking to the park and being an anxious wreck the whole time, crying (I feel I was slightly over dramatic looking back) and then just telling her. Her response was something along the lines of “is that it, all that build up – I don’t care, no big deal” and after that I came out to the majority of my friends over the next few months, and honestly I am so blessed because they all could not have been nicer.

I came out to my mum and siblings shortly after and they were all so lovely and accepting and I’m very grateful for them! I haven’t seen my dad since I was 11 so that saved me having to come out to one person (which I’m very happy about because I know he wouldn’t be accepting)

And that’s it really, nowadays I don’t really come out to people like I did before, I just talk about my life and people get it (and I think when my hair was rainbow that helped)