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RaindropsKeepFalling
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Me and my friend spontainiously kissed last week and we've been secretly dating since then. I now know I'm a lesbian i'm 13 turning 14 in March. My mum and dad don't mind about gays but I think it'll be really hard telling them. Should I tell them wehn I'm 16 or 17? or should I tell them now?
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feefiefofemme
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The only real answer anyone can give you is to come out when you feel ready. Since you think your parents would be accepting, you may want to tell them now, but know that there's no pressing need for you to come out. You should do so on your own time, when you feel comfortable, whether that's right now or years from now. (Of course, it's perhaps a little bit of a stretch to say "comfortable", as coming out can be intimidating even when you do think the time is right and the person you're coming out to will react well.)
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