"Coming out" of the proverbial closet within the LGBTQ community is different for every single person. While some may have a positive experience talking to their friends and family about their identity and sexual preferences, others may face the complete opposite. Though the conversations surrounding LGBTQ communities and their rights continue to pick up speed in 2016, it doesn't mean that it makes it any easier for people to vocalize that they're not a heterosexual cisgender male/female — what is considered the "norm." A new survey from Match.com, "LGBTQ in America," found that it can take even longer for certain people within the LGBTQ community to come out compared to others — transgender women wait an average of two years longer than other people in the LGBTQ community.
In a recent Ask Reddit forum, users were asked to share their coming-out stories and how their parents reacted. Some stories are serious, while others share the support they received, but all-in-all they are eye-opening to what LBGTQ people face within their own households. As June is approaching— LGBTQ Pride Month — we thought we'd share some of the honest stories that people bravely spoke up about.