LGBT Whisper App Users Share The Best Reactions To Their Coming Out

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By Curtis M. Wong

All of my co-workers started telling me stories that always started with, "I

For many, coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) is still a significant and challenging rite-of-passage.

While there’s still plenty of work to be done, there have been significant improvements over the years; Public figures like Michael Sam, Ellen Page and Matt Bomer have chosen to speak publicly about their sexuality in subtle and understated ways, while an increased push against bullying in school districts and on social media have created a more reassuring environment for LGBT youth.

Slade Sohmer, Head of News at Whisper, placed a call out on the app asking LGBT users to anonymously submit the best reactions to their coming out. Some are poignant and heartwarming, while others are flat-out hilarious. (WARNING: some posts contain graphic language)

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I told my best friend with such a serious tone that I

I told my dad at 18 and he hugged me saying "I
I told my dad during the Super Bowl last year that I
My uncle said, "yeah! PUSSY!!" fist bumped me, then promptly took me to a strip club when i told him I
i know, i can see when you stare at my tits
Told my dad the first thing he said was
"Oh really? Good! I bought us Demi Lovato tickets!" My best friend is awesome (:
My sister when I told her I was bi  "You
My brother said, "ok, so what do you want for lunch?"
My best friend: "really? Me too!!" My dad, he hugged me, kissed me on the top of my head and told me he loved me more than ever
My uncle sat down next to me and said "so you like pussy?" I couldn
My mom.  She told me she was bisexual too. But I already knew that
My dad laughed, high fived me and said "do you have a girlfriend yet!?"
Mom "Now Doesn
My nana (grandmother) said even though she is a very religious woman, she
My mom;
"what is a bi" Lmao my grandma(:
"thank God, I thought you were going to tell me you were pregnant "
My dad standing up, hugging me, and telling me that he loves me for what I am. I cried.

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