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People on TikTok are sharing their heartwarming coming-out stories

By Ingrid Mendoza Published Jun 14, 2021 7:40 pm

In line with Pride Month, a growing number of TikTok users have been sharing how they have decided to open up to their parents and loved ones about their sexuality, and how they were warmly accepted.

The videos under the hashtags #comingoutstory and #comingouttomyparents have now accumulated at least a 135 million views.

Here are a few of those heartwarming, inspirational, and funny, TikTok entries.

roh0enah/ @roh0enah

@roh0enah

merry Christmas ? ?️‍? #comingouttomyparents #comingout #Christmas2020 #fyp #lgbt #gay #lesbian

♬ original sound - roh0enah

@roh0enah

Reply to @fivegentsandagiraffe ❤️ #comingout #fyp #lgbtq #lesbian #filipino #comingoutvideo

♬ original sound - roh0enah

Rona had been struggling to come out to her parents for so many years. She was quite nervous, but everything was worth it as her Filipina mom assured her after she came out that she had nothing against it and emphasized that what’s important was that she took care of herself. 

Mad tsai/ @madsteaparty

@madsteaparty

i was literally sweating so much when i came out to my mom ✨? link in bio for full song ? #prideanthems#foryourpride#fyp#foryou#bi#lgbt#music#gay

♬ Boy Bi - Mad Tsai

Mad is a singer-songwriter, and he used this talent by writing a song about his sexuality and letting his mom listen to it in their car as her way of opening up. The scene ended with a hug and a leadoff to a meal.

Dillon/ @croptopboi

@cropttopboi

Reply to @tlafrance3 mom’s reaction #comingoutstory ❤️?????

♬ original sound - Dillon

Dillon’s one-on-one confession with his mom is one that will make you tear-up. His mom openly expressed support and acceptance, assuring that that "it's no big deal."

tatchi/ @tringsby

@tringsby

finally came out to my parents and you guys!! ???? #comingout #bisexual #lgbt #lgbtq

♬ original sound - tatchi

Tatchi’s coming-out story is one that’s creative as she surprised her parents with a cake that said “Surprise! I’m Bi.”

Aj Clementine/ @ajclementine

@ajclementine

i was not expecting this reaction from her ?? #fyp #bi #comingout #comingouttomyparents

♬ original sound - AJ Clementine

Aj’s confession turned into an unexpected twist, as her Filipina mom even came out and said she actually shared the same preference.

The Old Gays/ @oldgays

@oldgays

Answer to @mancakemorelikesexycake “Sexuality? Isn’t there only one? Gay” ?️‍? #oldgays #old #gay #sexuality #men #boys #comingoutstory #lgbtq #fyp

♬ original sound - The Old Gays

Though their username is already a dead giveaway, The Old Gays, which is a group of friends, still gamely addressed one of the comments in their videos inquiring about their sexuality. Their reply turned viral and accumulated 6.4 million views so far.