Most people are not surprised and life just carries on as before, itís almost an anti-climax
Family are nearly always supportive Ė if not then theyíre not worth sticking with!
People are more tolerant of you being gay than you think!
If is important to come out to yourself. You donít need to tell others, they have probably made up their mind about you anyway. Be confident. Be yourself. Be honest.
Donít have too many one night stands!
Just be yourself.
Trust your family, they probably already know.
Be confident. Be strong.
People surprise you and can be more supportive than you think.
Actually, once people who know you but donít know any gay people realise you are gay Ė they usually donít care and still love you.
You will feel pain in your heart and she many tears but the feeling of loving someone makes it all worth it.
Better education for young gay people at school Ė learning about another LGBTQís life experience would have helped to understand my own feelings. Also, not to worry about coming out to family so much and for support to have been available. Doctorís surgeries offer no support about practicing safer sex and can be rather cold and unsympathetic.
Real friends will always stand by you. The others were never really your friends.
To not be scared of your friendsí reactions to coming out, the best ones will stick with you.
That there are more gay people out there, it was 1998 though!
Tell them sooner Ė they love you for who you are not what you are!
Donít be worried the people that matter most wonít care as long as youíre happy!
Itís never as bas as you think it will be and there are plenty of places you can meet people and places you can get help.
Hardest thing you will have to do but it is worth it so you can completely be yourself and be happy.
Tell your family, closest members first. Secrets breed suspicion.
Abusive relationships are abusive relationships, even if they are with someone of the same sex.
Even if people/family have a negative reaction at first Ė it really does get better with time.
Try and trust your family. Donít waste too much time in second guessing responses. Be yourself and trust in your own belief.
Most people will probably be more understanding than you think.
If youíre friends know you, they will know who you are. Donít be afraid.
Donít be worried about what theyíll think.
Be cool about it, donít worry, all usually come to terms.
Tell your nearest and dearest. Itís not as bad as you think it will be and sometimes they already know!!! Good Luck!
Your family will love you if they already love you, no matter what!
Family: your parents will probably be a lot more supportive than you will initially imagine them to be. Coming Out: if youíre not sure who to come out to, choose your closest friend, even if youíre scared. They will support you.
You are not the only one.
Gay books about real life stories of people coming out, also about what women do in bed and how to come out to family members, about problems within same sex relationships.
I believe that people should be made more aware in schools and be made aware about LGBT.
I believe that people should be more accepting in schools as itís hard to come out.
There should be more sex education in schools regarding gay relationships.
More work in working class backgrounds. I came from a coalmining family and it was extremely difficult to talk to people about my sexuality, this was 25 years ago though!
We ask lot's of people at Pride in the Park York, what advice do they wish someone had told them when they were younger?