From dogs to dads and from girlfriends to best friends, GSN readers chose a host of different people to come out to first.
But whoever they talked to about being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, some amazing things seem to have happened afterwards.
So there’s no better way to prepare to celebrate Coming Out Day around the world on Friday (11 October) than with these heartwarming and inspirational stories.
A GSN straw poll showed 63% of you came out to a friend first. They were incredible: