Coming out as gay, lesbian, bi, trans, or any other identity outside ~hetero cisnormativity~ to yourself can be hard enough.
But then coming out to everyone else? That's a whole other thing.
Though it can be terrifying — like, sweaty palms, racing heart, maybe-gonna-barf scary — it can also be hilarious and exciting.
Maybe you made it easier by saying it with a card.
Or maybe your loved ones' reactions surprised you in the best possible way.
We want to hear your Canadian coming out stories! Tell us your funny, heartwarming, and creative tales of sashaying out of the closet in the comments and you could be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post.