Speak Out: How Did You Come Out?
Coming out is something gay people have to do all the time, whether through small, intimate conversations with friends and family or via a magazine cover or television interview. It can be scary, liberating, exhausting, and uplifting all at once.
What it can also be is surprising, weird, and hilarious. These hilarious and weird coming out stories were exactly what Reddit user wren314 was interested in when they made the post “What’s your interesting or bizarre coming out story?”
Wren314 kicked off the post by sharing his own story, saying he accidentally came out to his parents at the age of 14. He had been Skyping with a close friend, and he ended up admitting to his friend that he might be gay and that he liked him. While his friend was cool with it, he had forgotten to do one crucial thing.
He writes: “I hadn’t fully closed my bedroom door and when my friend asked ‘have you told your parents?’ I responded ‘Oh NO, not yet, I couldn’t tell my parents!’… MY MOTHER WAS WALKING PAST THE DOOR…I shit a brick.”
Other Reddit users also chimed in. User Brotip560, for instance, shared how he came out to his family one by one. He first came out to his brother, who ended up keeping his secret for years. It was emotional when he came out to his mother, but the easiest and most hilarious coming out he ever had to do was with his dad.
He shares: “My dad was arguably the easiest. We were out on a miniature golf course and I went with him to get hot dogs while mom and brother found a seat. He says I should go talk to the woman standing at the end of the stand. I said ‘She’s not really my type, dad.’ He grunts and turns his head for a few seconds. He then points at a guy nearby and asks ‘He your type?”’with a giant cheesy smile. I then made a joke that I liked my guys a little beefier. It wasn’t as awkward as I thought it’d be.”
Meanwhile, user Fagronomic had only intended to come out to his brother and ended up coming out to a lot more people than he had expected.
“I got all drunk and couraged up, called him, and started letting it all out, drunkenly, unaware that he was in a car full of his friends with me on speaker phone,” he writes. “I finished my little spiel, expecting some sort of response from my brother and instead got a round of cheers and applause from an SUV full of drunken straight snowboard bros in Colorado.”
Less amusing and more bizarre is user Btd030914’s experience. He shares: “My mum went away for the night when I was 16, I went to a local gay bar for some cock, she came back and reported me missing to the police, I had to confess what I’d been up to. It wasn’t a fun experience.”
There’s a lot more stories in the Reddit post that are well worth checking out!
But we also want to hear from you, Adam4Adam readers. Do any of you have a bizarre or interesting coming out story? We’d love to hear about them! Share them in excruciating detail in the comments section below!