I am, I am a lesbian. Despite having been out for quite awhile, it did take me some time to realize I was completely gay. I spent a long while floating around in the bisexual/pansexual boats, but eventually I learned that I just really love women.
Well, these days, just one woman ;)
What are your favorite books?
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, the All for the Game series, the Raven Cycle series, the Sum of it's Parts series, Carry On / Wayward Son, Six of Crows / Crooked Kingdom, and, of course, Harry Potter.
Can you read my novel?
I wish I could. Unfortunately, I have quite a full plate, but please, keep writing! Seek out writing groups either in your school, local library, or online for the best help and moral support! It's also a great way to make friends!
Why don't your books have more plot?
I love plot as much as the next person, but I have found that with my books, my interest lies more in the characters. I suppose I am writing their memoirs for them.
How did you come out?
It's a long story, but here are the quick facts:
When I came out to my best friend (read: sister) she said "hey, me too!"
I told my sisters first and, in the end, none of us are straight
I stressed out for ages over telling my mom - deciding I wouldn't bother unless I got a girlfriend. It ended up coming out one night while we were working on a project together. She loves me no matter what and I can't believe I doubted that for even a second.
My dad basically said, "I know, can we have tacos for dinner?"
I'm one of the lucky ones - I didn't lose any friends, or family that matter, and while I have lots of Southern Christians in my family, I've been met with much more acceptance than I thought possible. It's not always that way, and I never take it for granted.
Can you help me come out?
Yes and no. It's hard to give someone that I don't know personally advice on how to handle such a life changing topic. The best I can do is remind you that this is your thing, and it should come at your own time. You should get to make the decision on who, how, and when to come out. But remember that once you start, the ball starts rolling fast. A few close people may keep your secret for awhile, but eventually others (like your parents) will find out - and it's always best if they hear it from you first.
Online is a great place to start, tumblr and reddit always have personal stories available, check out Coming Out stories on youtube. If you're worried about someone in your family looking at your browser history - visit your local library.
If you need to talk to someone, or fear for your safety, reach out to The Trevor Project.