For Allies: If Someone Comes Out To You...

GLBT Services-University of Minnesota-Duluth. Adapted by UNC Chapel Hill Safe Zone. Written by A. Elfin Moses.

Someone who is coming out feels close enough to you and trusts you sufficiently to be honest and risk losing you as a friend. It is difficult to know what to say and do to be a supportive friend to someone who has “come out” to you. Below are some suggestions you may wish to follow.