coming out stories

 

 

 

we are stronger together…

We like to share, and so do some of our members who have kindly written and sent in their coming out stories. We hope their stories will inspire others to be able to come out and be who they really are. We have categorised the stories into Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender stories making it easier for you to locate an inspiring story on what can be a difficult time.

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You can always send it to ComingOut@LGBThinckley.co.uk Your story may help someone.

Lucie’s Story

So, a bit of backstory before the coming out part : My parents are Asian, very religious and very strict. I am the oldest child, having a 3 years younger brother. As my grandparents (my father"s parents) both live in France, we stayed very close to my "big...

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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,...

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Kieran’s Story

Before I start the story you need have a bit of a back story, I apologise in advance I have severe dyslexia so I find writing story’s hard. Anyway I used to have a good childhood up to year three I was happy until my parents got me tested for dyslexia and...

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Harry’s Story

I don’t really have much of a story. I was inspired to come out thanks to a character on holly oaks called Brendan Brady. When he came out to his father in a later episode, I think my parents already knew, I came out and they were happy, as long as I was...

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Mattie’s Story

My coming out story was not going to be the norm, for many of my teenage years I battled as to whether to tell people and when I was ready to, I absolutely had to do it before my 18th Birthday, I had decided to play a game. Mom and I when growing up played...

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Lana’s Story

When I was around 14/15 I realized that I fancied a female teacher but none of the boys at school. I didn't understand why all the girls liked the boys. What did they see in them? When I was 17 my best friend told me that I had to tell my mum (who I lived...

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Carly’s Story

To be honest, I only really came out today, I'm having such an awful time right now, currently with a male partner, who knew from the start that I'm bi, but recently I've developed feelings for a friend and I just couldn't take it anymore. So I finally...

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Caz’s Story

As a child in the 1980s and '90s, it was made clear to me by the media that to be anything other than straight was not normal and was not desirable.  I remember Justin Fashanu coming out - and I remember his own brother saying he wouldn't want...

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Katie’s Story

I was assigned male at birth and I was given the named Martin. However, from the age of around 3, my head and my heart were telling me something different to the label I had been given, as I always felt the need to crossdress. It always felt so right wear...

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Anne’s Story

Hi and welcome to my story.I do believe that everyone has a story to tell especially if one falls delicately into the ‘Trans ‘bracket.I am now 60. Whale where have all those years gone, I ask myself. Wasted, maybe but I look positive now as the past 2...

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Harry’s Story

I wish I could say I had this life changing moment when I was suddenly ‘out’ but the reality is that there are still people I am coming out too. I’m nearly 21 now but I was 17 when I realised I am transgender after exploring my gender with friends who...

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