Coming out of the closet to family members can be one of the most difficult and terrifying things a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender LGBT teenager can go through -- especially when you're not sure what the reaction will be. In this emotional and heartwarming video, a teenage boy, referred to as "Ryan" in the YouTube comments, secretly records his decision to come out as gay to his mother. My mom reacted in an amazing way, and I really hope that all of you have a similar experience. Click here to watch a similar video from February in which a gay Mormon recorded his family's reactions as he comes out.
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I was really nervous about what she would say when I told her. Her response to me was 'huh, OK'. And then she quietly whispered ' I think I'm gay too. We were dating for a couple weeks before the question of gender came up, and then I realized — he hadn't been sure of my gender or sex the whole time, but was dating me anyway, liking me as a person. Explaining my identity to him was the easiest and least threatening time I've ever come out, and today he and I have been married for over a year.
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Glen Weldon. IFC Films hide caption. The process of coming to terms with one's sexuality varies widely, depending on the individual — it can be scary, invigorating, heartbreaking, life-affirming; usually it's some complex combination of those feelings and more.