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How can I tell my friends and family I am bi?

I am 23 and bi I have only confided in one person. I am afraid of what my parents will think when I tell them. One of my good friends is a lesbian and she told me to just be open and honest about it. Any ideas on how to approach the subject?

Asked By: Lostsoul - 12/8/2009
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Additional Answers (16)
listen to ur friend
Answered By: ~SuperHero~ - 12/8/2009
 
With words
Answered By: Jacqueline Grant - 12/8/2009
 
"Mum, Dad... Meet my new girlfriend and my boyfriend"
Answered By: ƒαηтαѕтι¢ ¢αт - 12/8/2009
 
maybe see a psychiatrist and talk about it. i love psychiatrists.
Answered By: Benjamin - 12/8/2009
 
Well what are your parents like? If they're, for example, strictly religious, you'll need to think very carefully about what to say. Perhaps have a friend with you? If they've shown themselves to be pretty easy going, they'll probably accept you anyway.
Answered By: Strelitzian - 12/8/2009
 
tell them you have something you want to tell them and then tell them that you are bi.
Answered By: Jerry S - 12/8/2009
 
i think you should tell them. you should be proud of who you are! and thats what makes us all special
Answered By: Wazz Good - 12/8/2009
 
Just tell them, theres nothing wrong with that. life is too short for hesitations
Answered By: Manic&I - 12/8/2009
 
jsut tell them with ur eyes closed
Answered By: Kordell R - 12/8/2009
 
...Mom...Dad...there's something I've been...meaning to say to you... *flash a huge smile* I like the hot dogs and the fish. *wait for response* *improvise from this point*
Answered By: Chicken - 12/8/2009
 
Just tell them - if you know it would make them feel better asure them you are in a relationship eg. a straight one, and say that you are more on the straight side? But it would be better to be honest - it depends what kind of person they are and how they would take the news
Answered By: Will - 12/8/2009
 
being bi is just in the mind, and by the way some people were raised, but really nobody is gay or bi what you should do is get help about it because you can't just say im not bi,
Answered By: tony770 - 12/8/2009
 
My advice, as a lesbian with 1.5 feet out of the closet, tell some friends first. Your friends will most likely support you, if they are true friends, and then they can help you with coming out to your parents... More
Answered By: sarah - 12/8/2009
 
Hahaha Chicken! (but wrong still)
Answered By: Policeman Shaun - 12/8/2009
 
I personally know a lot of gay and bi ppl. There is a good percentage of young bisexual females that I know that end up in their late 20's or 30's leaving the bisexual lifestyle behind for a variety of reasons. This happens more with the young bisexual community than with the gay community. At 23 yrs old, I would pause... More
Answered By: prov2717 - 12/8/2009
 
If you want to come out to people, make sure to research the topic of being LGBT and how you feel; that way, in case they ask questions, you can answer confidently and honestly. You might want to choose a time that's most convenient for them; if something big is going on in their life (a death, break-up, or are just... More
Answered By: purduepup - 12/8/2009
 
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