How did you come out?
- OrganizerFebruary 28, 2021 at 11:48
I personally didn’t really have a bombastic or exciting “coming out” story. I just told people and they said “sure OK whatever floats your boat” and that was it.
How was it for you?
- MemberMarch 4, 2021 at 12:56
Took a long time to get my family comfortable. On-board right away, but that ain’t the same as comfortable. Never told Dad and he passed without knowing.
- MemberMarch 4, 2021 at 14:04
I never did come out to my family. My mom made it clear that if I had turned out to be a lesbian, she would disown me, so I didn’t really feel like testing the waters to see if she felt the same way about bisexuality. Dad passed almost 20 years ago now though, and mom over 10, and what’s left of my family lives thousands of miles away, so I’ve never had any reason to come out. We’re all adults, and it’s none of their business.
My friends know about both my kink and my bisexuality, though I never really “came out.” It’s just such an integral part of who I am now, that it’s kind of obvious to anyone who talks to me for any length of time.
- OrganizerMarch 4, 2021 at 14:41
Isn’t it odd though that though these matters are such an integral part of us, people still have opinions around this. To me, it sometimes feels like “Oh, I’m Ok with you, just not your feet”.
- OrganizerMarch 4, 2021 at 14:40
That is very true and an important distinction.
A friend (trans) once told me about Berlin: In Berlin, you are accepted, not only tolerated. It is a huge difference.
- MemberMarch 4, 2021 at 15:37
Yeah. Family can be great for trans stuff, but on average most families aren’t as reliable as just finding the right bar.
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