How Should I Come Out? 🏳️‍🌈🌸

I know I’m late, and it’s july. But, how should I come out to my parents that I’m bisexual? :rainbow_flag::heartpulse:

Please give me some suggestions


Depends on what your parents are like. I came out by just saying ‘I’ve been seeing a guy’ at a New Year’s party when I was 16, and my entire extended family was fine with it.

Are your parents okay with the LGBT community? If you don’t know, it might be a good idea to ask them about that first. If they say they’re allies then you should be in pretty safe hands.

But if they ‘don’t agree’ with the LGBT ‘lifestyle’ then it might be a good idea to hold off a bit since coming out could ruin a potentially good relatioship with your parents over something they don’t understand.

It all depends


First of all, it’s never too late to come out. You can come out at any time. :grin::heart::orange_heart::yellow_heart::green_heart::blue_heart::purple_heart:

Firstly: Be comfortable with your sexuality. Don’t ever feel guilt, shame or embarrassment, simply for being who you are. :purple_heart:

Before coming out:
• If you’re unsure how your parents will react, I suggest maybe building a support system, to make coming out a little bit easier. :heart:
• You could search online for some tips on coming out, and how to handle these situations. :orange_heart:

Deciding When To Come out:
• Pick a time when your parents are relaxed. They will be more understanding and listen more, that if they were stressed out over something. :yellow_heart:
• Think about how your parents view bisexuality, or LGBTQ+ in general. Are they supportive of it? If you aren’t sure, you could try dropping hints, like asking this character in [movie] is bisexual, how do you feel about it? :green_heart:

Coming Out:
• Speak clearly, say what you mean to say.
• Answer your parents questions about bisexuality, but don’t feel like you have to answer anything that makes you uncomfortable. :green_heart:
• Provide resources, if you want, to help them understand. :blue_heart:
• Prepare for different responses. Remember, it is not your fault if they are unaccepting. :purple_heart:

If they don’t accept it:
• Stand up for yourself, if they say hurtful things, :heart:
• Accept their response. :orange_heart:
• Be patient, but don’t let them treat you badly, :yellow_heart:simply because you are bisexual. :green_heart:
Love yourself :blue_heart:

I hope this goes well for you. Remember, you don’t have to follow these steps if you don’t want to. Do whatever makes you feel comfortable! :grin::purple_heart::hugs:


Be honest with them without beautifying anything. If they are open and love you - there’s no doubt that they will accept you (meaning they should also accept your sexuality).
But, come out when you are ready to do so.


Uh, I don’t know how to explain it, but my dad isn’t really.

1 Like

Then hold off until you know more.

It’s never really worth the risk. Don’t be scared? But be cautious.


Alright, thank you.

1 Like

Anytime, just make sure to stay safe :heavy_heart_exclamation:

1 Like

Why do you have to come out at all?

Did they come out and tell you they were straight? :thinking:

EDIT: Wording made me sound crazy. :joy:

I meant it like why is coming out still a big deal. It really upsets me that something so natural has to be an event. A big deal. People love people. That’s life.


I’m talking about my parents, how should I talk to them about it.

Skywriter? :thinking:

I’m bi too and recently came out to my parents I came out too my aunt first by writing on a sticky note ’ Pink, Purple,Blue’ and then I came out to my mom the next day giving her a note to read at work and three days later I let my dad read it but I can’t tell my granny cause she doesn’t like that and my aunt told me too be careful on who I tell

1 Like

They said they don’t care who I love as long as I don’t get hurt and too see me happy

1 Like