Each coming-out story holds memorable for every person—often, it's filled with cries, anxieties, and a sense of crippling catharsis. No matter how different each is from the other, though, every "I'm gay" tale told is one that not only releases doubts and tension between the narrator and the society s/he finds him/herself around. Each story is, more important, one that changes that person's life forever.
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Below, watch local LGBTQ personalities confess the mostly absurd, somehow-adorable coming-out stories they've gone through in their desire to freedom!
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Produced by Camille Santiago | Creative direction by Barry Viloria | Photography by Vyn Radovan | Shot by Tin Zabat | Edited by Lui Jimenez | Makeup Patrick lcober, Jinx Agabao, and Maws Diaz of Make Up For Ever | Sam Corbillon of Triple Luck Brow and Nail Salon | Shot on location at City Garden Grand Hotel | Special thanks to Margarette Domingo | Banner image by Lui Jimenez