Video: Six LGBTQ students share their coming out stories

By Hannah Sievert | February 10, 2019 6:51pm
Six University of Portland students share what it was like to come out to their friends and family. Video by Hannah Sievert / The Beacon Music is Snowfall by Scott Buckley Creative Commons — Attribution 4.0 International — CC BY 4.0 Music promoted by Audio Library

When someone comes out to their parents, friends and community for the first time, the conversation can be difficult. Coming out can result in tough conversations, confusion, anger, uncertainty, but also, freedom and understanding.

We asked six students to share with us their coming out stories – the first time they told their parents, friends or community about their true sexual orientation. 

Each interview was edited and condensed for the sake of a short video.