Coming Out

General Information:

"How Do You Know? An article by PFLAG about coming out and how does one know one is gay, lesbian, or bisexual.

Stages of Coming Out An article on the stages of coming out.

Gay Health: Coming Out A collection of articles on issues relating to coming out published on GayHealth.com

Coming out to Parents This site provides a coming out guide written for LGBT youth by PFLAG. It helps address issues pertaining to the decision to come out to your parents and the fear and stress that can accompany this process.

How Do I Tell My Parents? Tips and advice for telling your parents that you are gay.

The Cool Page For Queer Teens Useful information for GLBT teens about coming out, problems in school and at home, religion.

Coming Out Can Reduce Sexual Prejudice This link summarizes Research by a UC Davis social psychologist that indicates coming out can help to create more positive attitudes toward GLBT people.

Parent and Child information A health-based site with facts and suggestions for young people thinking about coming-out and their parents.

 

Parent Information:

My Child is GAY! Now What Do I Do? Answers the questions most parents have when learning their child is gay.

For Parents of Gay Children Information guide for parents trying to understand their gay children. Initial shock, questions and answers, concerns and personal stories.

Lesbian and Gay Parenting Article by the American Psychological Association provides a summary of research findings on gay parenting.

A Coming Out Guide for Lesbian Parents Tips on coming out to your children and resources available.

Parents, Family, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is a national non-profit  organization that promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, education, and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights.

 

Friends:

Straight for Equality This site provides information for Straight people who want to know what to do if one of their friends or family comes out to them and how to support them.

 

Stories:

The Coming Out of a Lesbian's Mother This site contains one woman's story about learning and accepting her daughter's sexual orientation. It is published in the hope that it will help parents accept their child's sexuality, help the person coming out understand parental reactions, and to be used as a conversation-starter for people who are coming out.

Coming Out Stories Gallery Large collection of 'Coming Out' Stories. Sorted in categories: Men's, Women's, Youth, Young Adult, Later in Life, Spouses, Trans.

Coming Out A list of coming out stories posted on internet discussion boards.

Outpath, the OutProud Coming Out Archives! A collection of stories and expereiences about coming out.

 

Internet Discussion Groups:

Coming out as a GLBT Person A Yahoo discussion group focused on the coming out process. This is a good site for coming out stories, asking questions, and receving support.