21 Most Ridiculous Responses to a Gay Man Coming Out

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Telling people a secret about yourself is a pretty f*cking scary feat. Now, the pressure of coming out as a gay man is hard enough as it is. Gathering up your loved ones or telling them one by one isn’t easier either way. A speech is formed in your head, you gather up the courage to call people up, then sit them down to look them in the eye and tell them your truth.

One hundred percent of the time, one would hope that it’ll turn out well. Friends and family will embrace you with loving arms and you’ll breathe a sigh of relief. But if it doesn’t turn out that way? What if it’s awkward or they don’t even acknowledge what you’ve said? Or they do acknowledge it it and decide to poke fun of you?

Then it turns into one of the most awkward situations one can endure. It’s up there with meeting your significant other’s parents for the first time or running into your ex with their new partner. Luckily, most gay men have enough sass to pull off a great comeback and walk away with all their dignity intact.

These 21 reactions to a gay man coming out are unbelievable:


“Do… do you get turned on from your own penis?”


One guy asked me if I had a vagina, and told me that bisexuality wasn’t real.


Not a specific incident but if I had a dime for every time a straight guy said something along the lines of “it’s cool, just don’t hit on me” and then a moment later follows with “but you think I’m hot, right?”


Ugh, a guy once told me that “he didn’t have a problem with gay people just as long as they didn’t hit on or cat called him” and I told him that he’s just afraid that gay people will treat him the way he treats women.

Written by Irvi Torremoro

Irvi Torremoro is an Austinite by way of Las Vegas. She's worked in various outlets in food & beverage and is now focused on writing, eating all the things, talking about Beyonce, and petting all the puppies. She runs, a lifestyle blog about people in the service industry.