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How to Admit That You Like Someone of the Same Gender

Posted on :2012-07-24 in

Loving people of the same gender may no longer be a taboo but it is certainly something that is still less accepted by families and the larger community.

 

Even though the world has modernized and same sex relationships have been legalized, people are still uncomfortable in owing up to this fact and in making space for themselves in the society. The societal pressures make it difficult for people to admit that they like someone from the same gender. A lot of gay and lesbian couples hide their sexual preferences due to the extreme pressure they face from their family and community.

 

The fear of being ostracized or being detested also makes it uneasy for people to admit that they are into same sex relationship. Here are some tips that will help you confess that you like someone of the same gender.



Divulge the truth to a close confidante – Tell a trustworthy member of the family about your sexual preferences. Choose someone who is open-minded and approachable. If you are not comfortable speaking to anyone in the family then you can choose to first admit it before a reliable friend, who will understand your situation and help you out.
 

How to Admit That You Like Someone of the Same Gender

Inform your trusted friend or family person at the right time and the right place – It is not wise to rush in to tell your friend or your trusted family member at the wrong time. Timing is very important when you consider making a disclosure about your sexual preferences. Choose a time that will work for both you and your confidante. Also, find a comfortable place where you can admit to your chosen person about liking for same gender person without the fear of being overheard. Be at a place where you can carry off your conversation without getting disturbed by a third person. If you are comfortable telling it over phone then you can also do so but it is always good to discuss such a thing face to face.

Do away with hesitation – It takes guts, courage and determination to come out clean about your sexual preferences. It might be difficult to tell someone straight up that you like a person of the same gender but it is necessary that you speak about it sooner rather than later. You can take some time if you want to build up to the fact of having attraction to people of the same sex but you should not hide it for long. Being shy will certainly not help you in taking this off your chest and you will always feel burdened and guilty for hiding the fact about your sexual orientation.

Be prepared for a strong reaction – It will not be so easy for your confidante to take in the news of your same sex liking so easily. You might have to face strong reaction but it is best that you maintain calm and composure to avoid complicating the situation. Avoid feeling embarrassed about it as it is not something you have control on. Prepare to handle rejection or strong comments on disclose about your same sex liking.
 

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