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Coming Out Stories

This section currently contains the stories of 10 members on EmptyClosets. This section will be updated regularly and we hope that they give you an understanding of what actually occurs when the coming out process begins.

beckyg: Becky is the proud mother of a gay son and a member of PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays). Her story shows how she discovered that her son was gay, how she got involved with PFLAG, and just how much she has learnt and helped others since her interactions with LGBT families.
Click here to read Becky's story.

Behling: Brian is a gay male from America. His story shows how he used EmptyClosets as an encouragement to come out to his family, how his parents reacted when they found out, and how his life has changed for the better now that his family and friends are aware of his sexuality.
Click here to read Brian's story.

EM68: Ed is a gay male from America. His story shows how it has took him 40 years to discover and accept his sexuality, how his life has changed since accepting it and how his family reacted to the news when he came out.
Click here to read Ed's story.

ltb2511: Lauren is a lesbian from England. Her story shows us the problems she faced when accepting herself, how she was in a relationship with fellow member nodoubtjunkie, and the discrimination they both overcame when out at high school.
Click here to read Lauren's story.

Martin: Martin is a gay male from England. His story shows how events in his life have caused him to discover his sexuality in his late-teens, how EmptyClosets has helped him accept his sexuality, and how his sexuality has affected both himself and his parents.
Click here to read Martin's story.

Paul_UK: Paul is a gay male from England. His story shows the problems and events that he faced when growing up, how he tried to suppress his sexuality, and how his life has changed since he accepted that he is gay.
Click here to read Paul's story.

Pepsi: Ryan is a gay male from America. His story shows how he discovered his fathers sexuality, how he came to realise and accept his own sexuality, and how his family and friends reacted when he came out to them.
Click here to read Ryan's story.

pirateninja: Holly is a lesbian from England. Her story shows how she has battled with accepting her sexuality, the problems she has faced both from her and friends, and how she has got to the stage of acceptance.
Click here to read Holly's story.

Tm74: Tom is a gay male from the UK. His story shows the troubles he had accepting himself in the face of his religious upbringing, and how, in his mid 30’s he’s finally accepted the truth about himself.
Click here to read Tom's story.

Trumpetplyer23: Sarah is a bisexual from America. Her story shows how she realised she was bisexual from a young age, how she started coming out to friends and family, and how she has got to the stage of being out to everybody.
Click here to read Sarah's story.

Vampyrecat: Tess is a lesbian from Australia. Her story shows us the problems she has dealt with in life, how she got the courage to come out, and how her life has changed now that she has accepted her sexuality.
Click here to read Tess's story.

Zume: Jonathan is a gay male from America. His story shows us how he discovered his sexuality, the impact it has had on him, and his family, and how they are coping with it since he came out. 
Click here to read Jonathan's story. 

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