Finding Community In Coming Out

December 13, 2021

By Franz Ullmann

Hi, I am Franz Ullmann. I was born and raised in Germany by my lovely parents and in the presence of my wonderful older brother. I am a big lover of music and art in general. I have also been playing guitar for 8 years now and have the best friends one could ever wish for.

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I came out in 2019, but I never wanted to show my homosexuality in public. My friends always kind of knew it, but I would never listen and become mad at them for telling me to come out. What I never realized is that I always felt it.

I never really wanted to be with a girl and pretending to be heterosexual was the worst. But one day, I wrote a letter to a friend in order to apologize for being so insecure. This was the biggest mistake of my life. It was a person I considered my friend so, I wrote very cheesy stuff in there.

That so-called friend showed the letter to his classmates, and they started making fun of me. I cried a lot, and I even wanted to die at suicide at one point. Luckily, I had the best friends in the world. They told me not to give up on my life and to believe in myself.

I do not know what I would have done without them. Their kindness and their love as well as the strong spirit of my family saved my life and I even got the confidence to come out as gay.

Today, I am happier than ever, and I swore to myself to always help people get through tough times no matter what. I am very active on discord, where I always give LGBTQ+ people my attention in order to make them believe in themselves.

It is very important that we all are confident and courageous and that we never go against anyone for no reason. By acting kind and being brave, we all can change the world. The least we can do is pay attention to what people have to say.

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