Coming Out Stories

Scott Egnaczyk

My story was simple as this …

At first I was terrified to tell anyone that I am bisexual and was so afraid that I would be judged and hated even by my own family so for around like 5 years (I was 11 when I first realized I liked boys also), I struggled to hide it and not show it so no one would know. One day, I decided to have my best friend over and in my mind I said to myself, “Should I tell him?” and after about 3 hours of thought and fear, I told him. The best thing ever happened: he just smiled and said, “I’m proud of you for having the courage to tell me” (he proceeded to tell me that he knew already). That was the first step to my confidence and coming out. After that, about 2 months later, I finally gained confidence and calmed my anxiety and told my mom. I wasn’t sure how to tell her, but I did make I was so scared. However, to my pleasant surprise, she was accepting and very supportive of my sexuality and that made me happy beyond belief. Then about 7 months later I said, “Screw it, I think I’m ready” and came out on Facebook so everyone knew. To be honest, I deleted my post several times due to the fear of judgement before I finally posted it. My phone exploded with comments and likes saying things like, “I’m so proud of you” and comments about how it took a lot for me to do that. It felt so great to see all the support I had and to this day I am still so happy that I came out in the way I did and the support for me still to this day keeps growing. And a little advice for anyone scared to come out … yes it’s going to be hard at first, but trust me it will be okay in the end, and you will have more support than you think.