Quick Answer: How Do You Come Out To Someone?

Top 11 tips for Coming Out as lesbian, gay or bisexual:

  • Don’t feel pressured.
  • Don’t label yourself if you don’t want to.
  • You don’t have to choose between your faith and your sexuality.
  • Read how other people came out.
  • Tell one person.
  • Forget the stereotypes.
  • You’ll be protected at school, college and university.

What to say to someone who comes out?

If someone comes out to you, make that individual feel heard, seen and respected by saying something like “Thank you so much for trusting me and telling me that.” Reiterate your care and love. Ask what you can do to provide support.

How do I come out to my family?

Pick a quiet, calm time when you tell people, which will give you all time to talk about it. Remember that coming out may be more of a process than an event. 6 If family or friends react in a negative way, it won’t necessarily be how they always feel. Give them time to get used to the news.

How do you come out to your friends?

Tell your friends in person if you feel comfortable doing it face-to-face. If you’re comfortable coming out in person, doing it one-on-one or in small groups is an awesome idea. Ask your friends to meet you in a comfortable, private location. Then, tell them what you practiced.

What age should you come out to your parents?

In the families I researched for the book Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child, kids came out to their parents, on average, at age 17, with some coming out as young as 14. This is a good thing — a sign of progress — and it should be applauded.

What to say when your child comes out to you?

What to Do (and Not Do) When Your Child Comes Out to You

  1. DON’T Ignore it.
  2. DON’T Say you “knew all along.”
  3. DON’T Tell them “this is just a phase.”
  4. DON’T Use religion to shame them.
  5. DO Tell them you believe and love them, and thank them for telling you.
  6. DO Ask about what kind of support they need.
  7. DO Commit to being an ally to the evolving LGBTQ community.

What do you do when a student comes to you?

When A Student Comes Out to You Today or Any Day!

  • Offer support but don’t assume a student needs any help.
  • Be a role model of acceptance.
  • Appreciate the student’s courage.
  • Listen, listen, listen.
  • Assure and respect confidentiality.
  • Remember that the student has not changed.
  • Challenge traditional norms.
  • Be prepared to give a referral.

What is the average age for coming out?

While studies in the 1970s documented LGBT people coming out, on average, in their early twenties, the latest research demonstrates that the average age has dropped to anywhere between 14 and 16.

How do you respond to someone coming out?

If someone comes out to you, make that individual feel heard, seen and respected by saying something like “Thank you so much for trusting me and telling me that.” Reiterate your care and love. Ask what you can do to provide support.

How do I come out of the closet?

There’s no “right” way to come out. The way you come out has only one rule: it should feel right to you. If you think someone that you’re coming out to might have a negative response, it’s a good idea to have a plan for how you’ll deal with it. Set up some support ahead of time from a person who knows and loves you.