Apostrophe’s Coming Out Story

I never felt ‘normal’ when I was a little boy. Instead of playing with toy cars, I would give makeovers to my sister’s Barbies. I was obsessed with fashion and begged my mother to let me buy a sewing machine, but instead, she bought me 'Top Gun' on VHS...

Aldrin Suson’s Coming Out Story

Coming out at a very young age was not ideal for me as my family is Catholic, my parents and family are erratic attendees at Sunday Mass and as a result, I became an altar boy. Being an altar boy made me happy, and I thought I found my purpose in...

Brian Bloomfield’s Coming Out Story

Before I came out, when I was in college, I always had those curiosities. Those urges. I never acted on them because I thought it was a phase that would eventually pass. One day those urges got the best of me and I realised that this was who I was and...

Daniel Bailey’s Coming Out Story

My name is Daniel Bailey. I'm a 'normal' 15-year-old boy with ambitions, hopes and dreams. Or at least that's what society portrays me as. I use the word 'normal' carefully and place it into quotations because how are we meant to define 'normal'? However, I have...

Joshua Moynihan’s Coming Out Story

I finally came out as gay in February 2017 (which coincidentally was LGBT+ History Month and the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act 1967 which decriminalised male homosexuality - unbeknownst to me!). My mother and I were watching television (presumably...

Paul Butler’s Coming Out Story

At a young age, I learned that there are people who dislike those who are different. Because of that, I have spent the majority of my life trying to change who I am. Growing up, I inherently accepted the fact that I was oftentimes the target of derogatory jargon. ...

Oliver Bogan’s Coming Out Story

Let me start by saying that I always knew (since I can remember) that I was different to other boys. There were times when I was of the opinion I was not even a real boy. Growing up in the 80’s in East Germany was already difficult for a boy who always wanted to...

Matthew Porters Coming Out Story

Being the only boy in the year at school to have a female only friendship group raised suspicions among peers. The constant hair colour changes and ridiculous outfits must have been a dead giveaway too, in what world would a straight boy wear zebra print skinny jeans?...

The Witch Blair’s Coming Out Story

I came out when I was fifteen. I told my friends first. The idea of this terrified me, but it still seemed like a warm-up compared to telling my family. I went to an all-boys school that specialised as a sports college, so a lot of the kids were the standard sporty...

Jonathan Hecquefeuille’s Coming Out Story

I have always been attracted to boys but have never had the opportunity to go through it until college. College brought me a lot of new experiences, the stress of exams, nightclub outings, parties with friends. But more specifically a special bond with a best friend I...

Coming Out as Gay

The term gay is commonly used with within the male gay scene. However, the identification label can be used no matter your sexuality. Basically, identifying as gay means you are homosexual in basic terms. This means you are attracted to the same sex & would prefer to be in a relationship with someone of that gender. Many use this identification label in a negative term, such as ‘That’s so gay’ which over the year has lead to many LGBTQ+ individuals feeling ashamed of their sexuality. But identifying as gay is nothing abnormal or strange, it’s perfectly normal.

Within this section of Unite UK, you will find other individuals who identify as gay & how they came out to family and friends. Coming out can be scary, but there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. So let’s start that process & be proud of being gay. Join us in celebrating these coming out stories whilst learning that being gay is nothing to be ashamed of. If you still are worried after reading these Gay coming out stories, then please get in touch. We are active everyday on Instagram and can be easily emailed, you’re not alone!