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.
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
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.
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’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
The Old Gays/ @oldgays
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.