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11 October 2016, 12:19
These LGBTQ YouTubers share their coming out experiences.
Coming out is never easy. There is the fear that your family and friends won't understand your struggle; the realization that mainstream culture might never fully represent you; and the truth that so many people will try to box you in as an other. Despite all that, nothing beats the feeling of living in your truth, and coming out is the perfect way to do that. Here are 7 YouTube videos that may inspire your journey to find your true self.
"We all deserve our best chance. And it's time for me to give myself my best chance."
"I've been denying myself for a very long time and I think that's why we've had a bad relationship throughout the teen years because..." "Because you could never open up to talk to us."
"I had come out to my inner circle of friends and I had got to the point in my life where I was ok being me."
"One year ago, I kept trying to get myself to look in the mirror and say it. I was tried of running, I was tired of hiding who I truly was. So I just tried to say it."
"I came out to my parents as a gay boy. And I knew that wasn't who I was."
"There's no specific time that anyone should have to come out, and I personally just wasn't ready. I need to learn how to love myself before I could expect other people to love me for that. I just needed self acceptance first."
"I watched pretty much every coming out video on YouTube that has ever been posted. Coming out videos - and those brave brave brave people on YouTube - without them I don't know where I'd be."