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Hi! I'm new her so idk where to start. I am bisexual and am very confident in my sexuality. However, I have not told my family about this since they are very conservative. I feel like I'm hiding a huge part of myself from my parents by not telling them and I don't want to hide that part anymore, I just don't know how to tell them. Any advice at all would be greatly appreciated because I'm extremely anxious about this and don't know what to say or how to say it or what to do if they react badly.

thank you so much

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Hey @NissRose20


Thanks for reaching out to us. My name is Monsoon and I'm one of the digital support mentors here at Ditch the Label :)


I'm sorry to hear that your family are very conservative - I can definitely see why this would make anyone extremely anxious about coming out. Just know that we are here to support you through this and that you're not alone. We can definitely help you with thinking about how to come out to them. However, can I just check, do you feel ready to come out and is it safe? Just remember that there really is no rush - this is your journey and you get to call the shots. By it being safe to come out, we mean that there is no chance you may be put in any kind of danger. We are about your safety here at DTL. Once we know that it's safe for you, we can start figuring out what to say/how to say it if you like?


I'm wondering if you'd like to take a look at our support guides on how to manage your mental health? Here they are - they contain loads of tips that you might find helpful:





Also, for some people, coming out means that their family end up reacting badly. However, over time, these reactions can simmer down and people can become more accepting. Here is our support guide which you might find helpful as to what to do in a situation where family react badly:



Speak soon,


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