Coming Out Stories 2020

National Coming Out Day/Week is a time for LGBTQIA+ people to come out and share their identities openly. 

Brady Eberline, a sophomore in acounting and Spanish.

(he/him/his)

On October 3rd, 2019, I came out to my parents. Coming out was one of the toughest things I've ever done. I shed a lot of tears when I came out, but my family embraced me with love and acceptance.

I was worried for a while that people would find out in my fraternity, but once I came out to everyone, everyone was extremely supportive.

Coming out was extremely difficult, but I am so glad that I did, and it has easily been the best thing I have ever done. I know for a lot of people, it can be scary. My best advice is that people who love you will still love and accept you for you.

These coming out stories were put together by the diversity news editor, Madison Mason. If you or someone you know would like to submit your coming out story, then reach out to Madison Mason at madison.mason@iowastatedaily.com or submit your story here.

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