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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.

Early bloomer

This is Jessi’s story about how joining a new group changed her life.

I was normal

A young woman shares her experience of realizing she is bisexual and sharing this with others.

I may never know

Here is a young woman's story of looking to online LGBT resources to better understand her sexuality.

Freedom in Loving Myself

Hey, my name is Naquan. I am 18 years old. I came out officially on October, 24th 2015 and this is my story.

Bad moments don’t last forever

A story by a 21 year-old male about becoming aware and accepting that he is gay.

Sunshine is inevitable

Here is Ryan's story of taking steps toward a healthier lifestyle and finding the way to self-acceptance.

No looking back

This is my story about accepting being gay, cutting, and learning to help myself by helping others.

Seeing rainbows

This is Jake's story of overcoming the challenges of coming out.

Finding someone

Zack's story of recovering from a difficult breakup and learning how to find "the right person" for him.


This is Dante's story of how he faced a new realization about his sexual orientation and coming to terms with the challenge of being different.

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