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It is so much harder to come out to girls than guys. They always think well oh ,she just told me she likes me! Well it's not even like that. Your once friends will think they now need to protect themselves around you and they no longer give you friendly hugs. I also find it is easier to tell people who are not your friends than your friends. I guess because people who aren't your friends could care less.
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I'm not sure what it is that you're looking for here, in terms of responses, but I'll give it a shot.

I disagree - for a few reasons. First of all, I'm a guy. So, for me to come out (as bisexual) to male friends could be taken by them as an indication of interest in them. Second, it's been my experience that young men and boys are generally more homophobic than young women and girls. I'm not saying that there aren't tolerant, understanding male high schoolers out there, I just think that they're not as easy to find. Finally, I think that in North American society, at least, boys and men are much, much more likely to accept female bisexuality and homosexuality because those things are typical male fantasies. What goes on in the fantasies and in real, lesbian relationships however, are usually two completely different things.

Anyway, when I came out to some of my friends in high school, I generally found it easier to come out to the girls, than to the boys.

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I am Bi and I guess I was lucky cause it was pretty easy for me to tell both my guy friends and my girl friends. As matter a fact I think my girl friends took it alot better. It was also easier for them to except it.

"We who are truley brave will never live in fear" The Rock
Love may be blind, but jealousy sees too much. -- Unknown

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