I just came out to my Best Friend from High School

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    May 04, 2010 8:54 PM GMT
    I was a little nervous at first but I felt it was time to do so, especially since we always been supportive of each other in the past. The last time I came out to a close friend things didn't turn out well. Some very hurtful words were thrown at me and bonds were broken shortly after. (He apologized years later)

    This friend was different, he was very understanding and said it doesn't change our friendship at all and he could understand my hesitation because of my last experience. Also mentioned that he gets along with gay people better because he can relate to our struggle of acceptance.

    I guess he is a good example of a "true friend". icon_cool.gif
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    May 04, 2010 9:41 PM GMT
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    May 04, 2010 9:43 PM GMT
    Congrats for getting another coming out under your belt. Very happy to hear that your friend reacted positively.icon_biggrin.gif
    One day you won't even think twice about it anymore and just tell people matter of fact.
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    May 04, 2010 9:51 PM GMT
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    May 04, 2010 10:37 PM GMT
    Thanks guys, Yeah more and more I'm realizing why should I hide who I am.
    I know there is a time and place for everything but, If I'm willing to accept people as a whole they should be able to also accept me as a whole as well. (I'm still cautious)

    It's only fair...besides I'm a good guyicon_lol.gificon_cool.gificon_redface.gif
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    May 04, 2010 10:39 PM GMT
    Good for you! icon_razz.gif I came out to my best friend 6 months ago it took him a little bit, but he came around we're like brothers so it would have sucked to have lost him in my life. You're very lucky to have a friend like him so keep him close icon_biggrin.gif
  • BIG_N_TALL

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    May 04, 2010 10:41 PM GMT
    Congrats!!! icon_biggrin.gif true friends... they're the best!
  • gumbosolo

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    May 04, 2010 10:44 PM GMT
    Way to go man! It's hard when you've known someone a long time . . . but such a relief when they take it well. Happy for you.
  • DrewT

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    May 04, 2010 10:53 PM GMT
    That's really exciting! Sometimes it's hard to come out to people we've known for a long. Congrats! Glad it went well. icon_smile.gif
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    May 04, 2010 11:00 PM GMT
    WolfRain saidI was a little nervous at first but I felt it was time to do so, especially since we always been supportive of each other in the past. The last time I've came out to a close friend things didn't turn out well. Some very hurtful words were thrown at me and bonds were broken shortly after. (He apologize years later)

    This friend was different, he was very understanding and said it doesn't change our friendship at all and he could understand my hesitation because of my last experience. Also mentioned that he gets along with gay people better because he can relate to our struggle of acceptance.

    I guess he is a good example of a "true friend". icon_cool.gif
    This thread makes me happy. icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 05, 2010 4:00 AM GMT
    Congrat's. True friends are hard to come by. It will get easier. Real friends will always be there for you.
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    May 05, 2010 4:03 AM GMT
    Wow! An actual positive and uplifting thread. icon_biggrin.gif

    Congrats to you. I am glad that the experience was a good one. To him you are and always will be the same person. So happy for you.
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    May 05, 2010 4:18 AM GMT

    Glad to hear this was a good experience for you. He is definitely a true friend.
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    May 05, 2010 4:18 AM GMT
    Thank you very much for all the posts.
    I Definitely needed something positive to happen this month since everything else has been going down hill. LOL

    But I seriously wanted to share because,some friends or family may reject us but there are also those who really care for you and will accept us as well.

    I'll try to keep this example clear in mind and make sure I'm just as good of a friend to someone else.
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    May 05, 2010 4:27 AM GMT
    Not to be crass, but high school for you would have been ten years ago... icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 05, 2010 4:32 AM GMT
    KyleAD saidNot to be crass, but high school for you would have been ten years ago... icon_rolleyes.gif


    LOL No worries.
    Well, I could've said "child hood friend" but I didn't know him until I was in high school and in my Teens. Either way I've known him since I was in 9th grade.
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    May 05, 2010 4:38 AM GMT
    Congrats buddy! Good to hear it went well.

    Simply_Drew saidSometimes it's hard to come out to people we've known for a long.icon_smile.gif


    True. I'm planning on coming out to my conservative roommate who I've known for a year and a half this Thursday which I am a little nervous about. But my best friend since 2nd grade, I am so damn scared to tell and i don't know why.