19 Things NOT To Say To Someone When They Come Out To You

“Are you sure?”

1. “I knew it!”

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2. “Maybe you’re just confused.”

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3. “Are you sure?”

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4. “Wait, this doesn’t mean you’re into me…does it?”

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5. “But like…how did you decide?”

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6. “Maybe this is just a onetime thing?”

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7. “You’re just doing this because it’s cool to be trans now.”

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8. “No, you’re not.”

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9. “Why would you want to make things harder on yourself?”

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10. “I just think you’re too young to make this kind of decision.”

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11. “Are you just giving up?”

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12. “Is this just because you’ve had trouble finding a girlfriend?”

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13. “You’re just doing this to spite me.”

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14. “I just don’t want you to go to hell.”

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15. “I guess it’s fine as long as you’re not some drag queen or transsexual.”

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16. “Not if you plan on living under my roof.”

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17. “Maybe you should see a therapist first… You know, just so you can be sure.”

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18. “OK, but please don’t tell your grandparents. It would kill them.”

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19. “Well, no one’s perfect.”

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Saeed Jones is the literary editor for BuzzFeed and the author of the poetry collection Prelude to Bruise, and is based in New York.
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