Revealing a clandestine relationship.
"None of their friends realized they were dating until the coming out."
is the term used by lesbians, gay men and bisexuals to describe their experience of self discovery, self-acceptance, openness and honesty about their sexual orientation and their decision to share this with others when and how they choose.
When gay men and women and bisexuals can finally accept who they are and reveal their orientation to friends and family
A perfect example of someone coming out:
Gay Guy: Uhhh... Dave? Theres something I need to.. tell you.
Dave: What is it bro?
Gay guy: I think I'm gay.
Dave: Serious? How long have you known?
Gay guy: A year... Can we still be friends?
Dave: sure, man. as long as you're not turned on.
Lesbian girl: ..Hey trish?
Lesbian: If I tell you somethng will you completely freak out?
Trish: No! What??? Tell me.
Lesbian: You're totally gonna think Im weird but.. im a lesbian.
Trish: (silent) *laughs* REALLY?!?!?!?!?!? Your kidding
Lesbian: no.. im serious.
Trish: how long have you known?
Lesbian: since i was like..... ten
Bi Girl: Mom? I need to tell you something. I cant take it anymore.
Bi Girl.: I'm attracted to girls, mom. And boys. Im bisexual.
Mom: (silent) Really? What if its just a stage in your life..? it could be just a stage!!
Bi GIrl: No.. mom. I know myself better than anyone else. I;m bisexual.
Bi Girl: You're not mad, are you?
Mom: no of course not.
Bi Girl: Okay. (hugs)
Revealing one's homosexuality to the public.
"I thought Steve was straight but I heard he just came out."
Guy: "I am gay and proud!"
What your dad will do after you drop out of college
You: "Dad I dropped out."
Dad: "I am coming out son. I want to be gay."
You: "Damn dad, I was just kidding..."