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Coming out

A selection of HIV/AIDS related personal stories written by different people from all around the world and sent to AVERT.

Kabelo

I have never been attracted to girls, never even tried to date a girl ever. I think I'm coming to terms with being gay and the only reason I don't want to come out is because I don't want to be ostracized.

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Maddie 1

I'm 17 and a junior in high school. For as long as I can remember I've felt like the black sheep. I am more attracted to women and I'm so bi curious it hurts. My school isn't very accepting and I'm afraid to tell anyone. However after reading everyone else's stories I feel even more compelled to do something about it. So I just wanted to thank everyone for being so open.

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Stay Strong

I'm 19, in my 1st year of college and I came out to 2 friends. I never would of imagined that it would of being this liberating or easy, but I know I still have a long way to go. I'm not sure how it will go with my parents but I'm probably not going to tell them for a while, or until I get my undergraduate degree.

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Kayley

I'm 12 years old and i'm bisexual. I look at my female class mates and think "Are they a lesbian?". I just want to be happy in a relationships! My mom on the other hand thinks i'm just going through a phase and totally disregarded my feelings!! I love my mom but she can be really mean!

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Jeffrey

Hey my name is jeffrey, 16, deaf, and i am asexual. If the bullies are in the way, move around them.

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