Some things to think about before coming out, from personal experience are:
• Are you ready? If you aren't actually ready to come out, it won't feel like a weight off of your shoulders, so make sure you are ready.
• Is it safe? Check to make sure the person you are coming out to isn't homophobic, otherwise it may be unsafe. To check if it is safe, ask them their opinion on a celebrity of your sexuality, and see what their reaction is.
Another thing to think about is who you want to come out to and when. It takes a long of time to come out to everyone you know, so you have to think about who your priority is. In my experience, I found it easier to tell my online friends first, then my friends from out of school, then my parents, then people at school, and then other family members. Although it may seem hard to tell your parents, the sooner you tell them, the less chance there is of them finding out from other people, which may be upsetting for you, or maybe even for them.
When you come out your family or friends you want to make it special for yourself. So try new ideas. Do something you enjoy, and have fun with it. You could:
• Write a note, if you can’t say it
• Bake/buy a cake
• Make a card
• Write it on a T-Shirt
• Post on Facebook
• Call the person/s
• E-mail them
• Use flash/note cards
• Or just talk to them in the traditional way
Of course, there are other ways you can come out, but these are a few ideas that my friends and I came up with, or used. The most important thing is to make sure that you are comfortable to be yourself, and that the person that you tell understands and accepts you.
I hope you enjoy these ideas. Maybe they helped you out, maybe they didn’t. If they don’t take it too well, try to talk to the people, and if they still don't understand, give them time, and make sure they understand as much as they can. If you need more advice, you can contact me through Instagram or Twitter, or contact another member of our team. Good luck, and have fun with it!