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Coming Out as a LGBT Teen

Coming out refers to openly declaring that you are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. It can be empowering and exciting, but it can also present challenges. Get information on making this very important decision.
  1. Coming Out Questions (31)
  2. Coming Out Tips and Advice (10)
  3. Gay Teen Coming Out Experiences (13)

National Coming Out Day
National Coming Out Day is an event designed to encourage the GLBT individuals to publicly declare their sexual orientations and gender identities.

Coming Out on Facebook - LGBT Teens Should You Come Out on Facebook
How you come out is a big decision and more and more teens are deciding to come out on Facebook by simply changing who they are interested in from men to women or vice versa.

Your Coming Out Stories - Share Your Coming Out Stories
Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender teens who decide to come out have a range of experiences. Some get really positive responses from friends and family. Others, not so much.

The Risks and Benefits of Waiting to Come Out
For some teens, coming out is a wonderful experience. But many teens just aren't ready to come out.

When You're Out But Your Family Wants You to Stay Closeted
Sometimes teens come out to parents only to be told that they "aren't allowed" to come out to the rest of the family.

Pressure to Come Out
Coming out because someone else wants you to is rarely a good idea.

Coming Out Fears
There are aspects of coming out that can be scary.

My Parents Are Pretending I Didn't Come Out
After coming out, the last thing most teens want is for parents to tell them it is just a phase or simply to avoid the topic altogether.

All About Outing
Revealing that someone is LGBT is called outing.

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