Coming Out

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My coming out story....

well, my coming out has been a very long long process....
i have questioned my sexuality for as long as i can remember... i have always been attracted to girls. i have actually grown up in a lesbian household so my coming out would have been accepted. that wasn't the issue...
i knew i was attracted to girls... there was no question about that... but for a long time, until i met a certain girl, i felt i was also attracted to boys (this confusion over my sexuality kept me from coming out...) anyways, the moment i met this girl (my old best friend) i knew beyond a doubt that i was gay.... i had never been attrated to anyone else like i was attracted to her... i had never even come close to feeling that way about a boy....
i tried to distance myself from her, scared that she was going to quickly figure out my feelings. she pursued me though and i let a friendship form. quickly she started to come on to me and my mom noticed, basically confronting me about the situation, asking me if i was gay or not... i denied it the first time, in total shock that she had any idea whatsoever. eventually though, three weeks later i told her and her partner the truth about me.... neither one of them was the least bit surprised.... i came out to my close friends... they were all in shock (i don't fit the stereotype) but were all accepting.... i made a very concious desicion to not come out to my more conservative friends for fear... i still haven't come out to them or to my father because of that fear.... it terrrifies me!
long story short, my best friend soon figured out her true feelings for me and ran the other direction as fast as possible. in the last three months , i haven't spoken with her even though we see each other all the time.
coming out to the people that i have has made life so much easier. and once everyone knows, it wil be even easier. for example, the other day my mom and i were in REI and the most gorgeous woman i think i have ever seen was our cashier.... it was so nice to be able to comment "god she was hot" without my mom even being shocked....
simply, coming out makes everything a little easier..... believe me!