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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.

Kaylie

I am 23 [...] and a lesbian, ....i told my parents. they were a little shocked but accepted me and loved me. then together we told our closest friends and they were nothing but supportive. Advice for others, the sooner you come clean the sooner you will get the chance to love and be happy.

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Jasmine 1

I am a 15 year old lesbian who has been hiding her sexuality because i am afraid of what people may say. do not be afraid to admit your true feelings for people as they may turn out okay.

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Amy 1

Hi my names Amy and I'm bisexual. I am currently in a relationship with a boy but I'm more attractive to girls (I always have been). There's this girl and she's everything but I'm scared because she's lesbian and fully out to the world and well I'm not, I'm scared of telling my parents and siblings, I'm scared of school if anyone found out there it would spread like wild fire and I'm scared of being out in the world. I don't think my parents would take kindly to me if I came out bisexual.

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Mo

I am nearing 30....The stories on this website inspired me to tell my own. I went to university and had a couple of short relationships with boys before I met my boyfriend. he proposed I said yes, thinking that the unsettledness I was feeling was because I wanted to get married. 7 months before the big day I went on holiday, a week in France, snowboarding. that was when I first saw her... she was amazing. I had to come home and face the truth I am gay and I could not marry the boy no matter how much I love and respect him. Telling my fiance was the hardest thing I have ever had to do. It... Read more Read more

Dan 2

i am 21 years old and a graduating college student...i meet a friend, he become my best friend. i felt something peculiar the way we treat each other and i just felt-off that i'm in love with him and at the same time i discovered that i'm a gay. at first i can't accept it because they say being gay is sin and i don't want to go hell. i did confess everything to him and he replied "yuck' hehehehe.. i guess he is hiding something. ...but i understand him that way because both of our parents are strict. and here in our country gays are not totally accepted.

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