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 is 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 disapointed of 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