I'm in the process of coming out. No, not as a TB/DL, but as a homosexual. I've known I was gay for years, and thanks to the help of my youth group, God, ADISC, and the Montreat Youth Conference, I've had the courage to come out. I told some people in my youth group, my youth group director, and my parents. I wanted to come out to everyone, but my parents strongly urged against it, and later admitted that if I had come out to everyone they would of moved me to my aunt's house to go to high-school in Tampa. I'm taking the advice of one of the college students in my youth group, who has helped me though a lot these past two weeks. I'm so glad to have all this help, including on this site. A lot of my friends on here have helped me though many other hardships I faced, and I feel honored to call them friends. The point of this thread is to not only share my story, but to try to help others in some way. If you are going though a hard time in your life, whether it be embracing a part of yourself, such as being a *B/DL or gay, or something else, just know that you can trust many people on this site. And you can always PM me if you want help, because I will do my best to help you. This thread is also to share your story about coming out, because I know I am not the only one. Maybe though all our stories and hardships, we can help one another and grow as a community.