I never thought of myself as a straight person either. Woman B: I had always identified as straight; I hadn't really considered any other possibilities.
When I finally told my mom, she told me to never tell my father because it would absolutely destroy him.
That was hard, and I did heed her advice for a while, until finally it got too frustrating and I broke down and told him too.
As I grew older and more aware of my sexuality, however, I realized that I was very attracted to men as well, just in a different way. Woman A: There was never a coming-out process for me when it came to friends at school — in our social circle, there were a lot of LGBT folks.
Everyone just kind of knew and no one was judged about it in our group.
When I was 14, I wrote my parents a letter describing my feelings and thoughts that I had about women.
They reacted super poorly — they were afraid and angry of the unknown.It was so hard for her to live with the thought of them knowing, but also them not knowing her at all. Woman B: When my girlfriend first started pursuing me, we were actually both in relationships.The guy I was seeing at the time saw what she was texting me one day and told me he was terrified I was going to leave him for her.He said that he didn't feel like that was who I really was. Woman C: Though I have become far more comfortable with my sexuality in recent years, I'm not where I would like to be.So far, I have come out to three of my friends and plan to come out to my mother in the near future.I told him that was ridiculous, but I did feel myself falling for her. Woman A: Sometimes with men, you would sit there wondering if they were just trying to date you because you were bi.