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Lesbian and Bisexual Teen Girls Share Their Coming Out Experiences

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Kendall's Coming Out Experience
Lesbian Teen Kendall

Lesbian Teen Kendall

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Kendall is a 16-year-old lesbian who makes her own clothes and loves movies, music and books. She explains,

"I felt like I was lying to my mother. She and I are really very close, so it was very difficult for me to keep something so big from her. She was there for me after a bad situation with a female friend, but she did not know the specifics of the relationship. I think after that she realized, but I felt like I needed to tell her. The best reaction was "I knew it!" from my mother. She then went into all these things that I've done or said that fall into the stereotypical butch. That was definitely strange.

I'm out to everyone except my grandmother. My step-father at the time was very homophobic. It's not that he's hateful, but it's clearly uncomfortable for him. He was worried that his daughter and I were so close. He isn't in my life anymore, but his daughter and I are still friends. He doesn't allow her to come over. That was the worst reaction. Otherwise, my sister was very supportive. I don't think I've ever seen her smile so hugely. And, as I talked about before, my mother was great. She is great. My uncle and his husband were thrilled about it. They proudly declared it part of their side of the family."

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