"I just want to take a quick moment to say that I'm gay," he said in an Instagram video. "I've been meaning to do this for a while now, but I finally feel comfortable enough to get it off my chest."
Coming out is scary no matter how old you are or how loving your friends and family may be. You're revealing a deeply vulnerable side of yourself, and fearing that the person you're sharing with could say something harmful in response.On the flip side, when someone comes out to you, it can be tricky to know what to say. How do you express uncertainty or fears without seeming insensitive? How do you show your support without being overbearing? Even the most well-intentioned listeners can accidentally say something wrong.