Quotes / Coming-Out Story

I need to tell you a secret, a secret that I have kept hidden for a long time. [...] I love girls, in the way that I'm supposed to feel about boys. It's just something that has always been inside of me. I want to share with you because I love you so much. I want you to know me, who I really am. When I'm with Brittany, I finally understand what people are talking about when they're talking about love. And I've tried so hard to push this feeling away, to keep it locked up inside, but every day just feels like a war. And I walk around so mad at the world, and I'm really just fighting with myself. I don't wanna fight anymore, I'm just too tired. I have to just be me.
Santana Lopez, summing it up.

Everyone has secrets, Santana. They are called secrets for a reason. I want you to leave this house, I don't ever want to see you again.
Santana's grandmother, giving the worst possible response.

I had an... interesting talk with Mom and Dad last night — one that YOU are never going to need to have. I mean... you know, right? Like I've known. I've known since like... She-Ra. Mom and Dad didn't, I guess.
They saw the magazine, and the stuff on the lockers and they were like "Is there something we should know about you and Lonnie?"
But here is the thing: I was prepeared for them to be mad, or disappointed or sad or crying or something. But they were just in denial.
"You are TOO YOUNG to know what you want."
"You and Lonnie are just GOOD FRIENDS."
"You just haven't met THE RIGHT BOY"
"It is a PHASE".
That's what I didn't see coming — They wouldn't even respect me enough to believe me.
Well, joke's on them — 'cause they are in for one very long phase.
Samantha to her Sister Kaitlin, Gone Home

Alex: Kara, hey, can I talk to you? Alone. [...] I, um *clears throat* just, uh, wanted to talk to you. About something. Something, about me.
Kara: Alex, whatever it is, you can tell me.
Alex: (long pause) It's about Maggie. [...] She and I started working on a couple cases together, and, and, you know, we started hanging out after work, and, and, you know, I, I, started, um, thinking. About her. [...] I mean, uh *clears throat* um, I started to... develop feelings. For her. [...] Yeah. Those - those, those feelings. [...] So Maggie thought that I should tell you, and so I did. I just, I just. Did.
Kara: So, so she's gay?
Alex: Yeah.
Kara: And are you saying you're gay, too?
Alex: I, I don't know. I'm just trying to make sense of it all. It's so complicated.
Kara: Alex, it, it kinda sounds like you're coming out to me. Have you felt like this before?
Alex: Not like this.
Kara: Have you ever been with a girl?
Alex: No, never.
Kara: Okay, what's different, then? I know you haven't been dating much lately...
Alex: But this isn't because I haven't found the right guy!
Kara: I never said it was, I'm just. I'm just trying to understand, okay?
Alex: You know, I'm up - all night - just thinking about it. And if I'm being honest, you know, I, I realize that, that maybe I have had thoughts, like this, before. You remember my best friend in high school, Vicky Donahue? [...] I used to love sleeping over at her house. In her room... In her bed. And I think, uh, I think I felt something, then, and it scared me, you now, because, because, next thing I know I'm fighting with her over something so stupid, and we just. We just drifted apart. I. I shoved that memory down so deep inside that... it's like it never happened. I'm remembering stuff like that, now.
Alex Danvers and her younger sister Kara, Supergirl