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LGBTQ: Sexuality and Gender Identity

ReachOut Stories are written by young people for young people. If you want to share your own story, we encourage you to do so in the ReachOut Forums.

Boys, girls or both?

Here’s Madeleine’s story of how she made the decision to accept her bisexuality and come out to her peers.

My true self

Uriel's story of coming to terms with his sexuality and learning to embrace his authentic self.

I’m not ashamed

A young woman talks about coming out to her high school friends.

God and sex, my controversy

Here's Jack's story about how he learned to accept his sexuality.

Breaking down the walls I built up

Here is Brandon's story of finding the courage to come out in his conservative hometown.

More than friends

This is Natalie's story of coming to terms with herself by getting through heartbreak.

Bisexuality - coming to terms with it

This is Hallie's story about accepting her bisexuality and learning to accept her feelings through the help of friends.

Lesson learned…being gay with a drug addiction

This is the story about how a young woman found healthier ways to get through tough times.

Everyone has secrets

Here is Mikayla’s story of the difficulties she faced coming out to her family and how she learned to love herself.

Embracing who you are

This is James’s story about coming out to his peers.

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