There is no one prescribed way to come out. Coming out may be difficult and takes courage. Once you have made the decision to tell people, you may want to think about how you tell them. We have set out a few thoughts on coming out, and links to where you can find further advice and support.
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Recently, a number of surveys report that queer people are coming out at younger ages than ever before as they benefit from growing though not widespread acceptance and better LGBTQ representation in the media. The landmark mainstream rom-com Love, Simon made strides in showing a closeted gay high schooler coming out to friends and family and getting a boyfriend. But even benchmarks like that don't mean all queer people feel ready to embrace their sexuality by the time they leave home. And over the past few years, several prominent older celebrities have come out, too.