Unlike a lot of the kids involved with this project, I didn’t have a lot of struggles with my sexuality, and it took me a little while to realize that I wasn’t straight. Once I realized that I was bisexual, I kept it to myself. I still do, for the most part. The people that I am out to are very accepting and I feel comfortable discussing my sexuality with them.
However, I’m still afraid to be out to everyone. I live in a pretty conservative part of the country and I’m very involved with my church. I have never personally experienced backlash because of my sexuality, but I am afraid of how some of my friends and how my parents will react if they did know the truth about me. I commend the kids who are open about their sexuality and aren’t afraid to be who they are.
To anyone who sees this and is afraid to come out to certain people, or to come out in general, I want to say that you don’t have to if you don’t want to. Your coming out should be at your own pace and on your own terms, but this doesn’t mean that you have to hide yourself forever. Find someone you trust and open up to them, and remember that you’re never alone.