Coming out is a challenging process. Many of the folks we have interviewed struggled to come out to themselves before even considering coming out to other people. At each step, there are thoughts and fears about what is going to happen next. Are people are going to accept me when they know who I really am? Am I still going to be loved? Will God still love me? My family? The focus of our site is to bring light to these fears and apprehensions by documenting as many coming out stories as possible. We believe that truth is healing and knowledge is empowering.
WorstThingAboutComingOut.com provides a safe environment where people can share their stories in hopes of bringing comfort and reassurance to others and pride of identity to themselves. Together, we can rejoice in the beauty of self identity. Each of us possess our own definition of beauty, and it is important for us to gain the courage to share it.
You can email us at: crew@http://worstthingaboutcomingout.com
At your right is a 60 minute documentary made out of selections from the interviews on this site. It’s suitable for general audiences, groups and classes, anybody curious to know more about the coming out process. The documentary is heavily edited and arranged by theme. It’s much easier for a casual viewer to enjoy. You may have noticed that our individual interviews are virtually unedited, a choice that was made to maintain their integrity. The documentary is also suitable for allies, family members and loved ones to view. Representatives from our group are available to screen this documentary with your group and frame discussions around it. Simply email us at: crew@http://worstthingaboutcomingout.com
Please share your story; any truthful, personal experience with coming out will help somebody. If you'd like to participate in this project you can submit a video explaining how things were, what happened, and how they are now. Simply enter your information in the box at left, including your youtube acount, and you can submit a video or take one with your phone. Within a couple of days we will put your video on the worst things about coming out youtube page. Or you can contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org We'd like to offer as many different points of view as possible in order to allow individuals to form their own point of view.
If you need help getting started, go to this page. It will show you how to make a video like the one down below.
Also that if you’d like assistance with being filmed we may be able to locate a volunteer in your area to film it for you.
email us at:: crew@http://worstthingaboutcomingout.com
The worst part about coming out, was not coming out
it scared the shit out of me, I did not know what to do, I did not know who to talk to
I was convinced that gay people were terrible, terrible people
I say: How does my sexual orientation harm you?
It is just part of who I am and there is nothing wrong with me.
It took a lot of courage to have the 20 seconds of bravery to start talking
It pissed me off to have somebody tell you that what you know about yourself is not true
The only thing that I had come up with on how to tell my family is: I wanted to cry
We were very afraid of our affection for one another
All my friends, in general, were just really supportive and there for me. It just picked up momentum and everything was great.
Its almost as if this one, horrible thing my family had said to me had brought us closer together
I thought, you know, they are gonna see me as I am, not as a gay person but as someone who is very caring and loving
My Mother tried to control me more, she tried to follow my every movement
You feel closer to them, and you feel less pressure, and can just be yourself.
You are constantly coming out, that there is an assumption today, in our society, probably every society, that you are straight