Hey /lgbt/ First time posting on this board (call me what you will) But I have a question How would I go about coming out to my friends/family without making it uncomfortable/awkward for the both of us I believe my friends would accept me but my parents are very religious and hate the thought of any of there kids being Anything but straight, so... Help, Please?
Start with your most progressive friends and work backwards from there. Hopefully by this point you'll have at least a small support network. When you feel like you've got someone you can rely on, (Someone who will let you crash at there place if you get kicked out), try coming out to whoever in your family you think will be most supportive and then move forward from there. As for the actual act of telling someone, stare right at them while eating 23 tacos and once your done tell them.
If your safety is in question then consider staying closeted until you're financially independent. Otherwise it's not really that complicated. Just do not come out to win an argument, and if you can help it do not come out on a holiday or birthday.
That said here's a ( http://emptyclosets.com/home/pages/resources/coming-out/coming-out-and-staying-out.php ) sort of 'coming out' FAQ and guide I found helpful when I was in your same spot a few years ago.
It has to be tacos. You can choose your toppings though. I recommend tofu and garden vegetables, seeing you eat such a gay taco will make it easier when you tell them.