Oscar Wilde said that if you give a man a mask, he will tell you the truth. Anonymity does tend to let honesty free (just take a look at some of the comments on Queerty). Whisper is an app that gives users a forum for anonymous expression — you log in and speak your mind, and nobody ever knows who you are. Then other users comment or direct message one another.
Unsurprisingly, the app is flooded with gay content. We tend to have loud opinions, skeleton-filled closets and complicated pasts.
It’s even being used by some to facilitate a hook up here and there.
Here are 16 posts about the struggles of coming out from users all over the world. The good, the bad, the funny and yes, the ugly. Just about sums it up.
One day when I was with my ex two of my cousins happen to see us come out the house. My cousin Enrique knew while Antonio didn’t (I was scared to tell him because he was the thug in the family). But when he pulled me aside and I told him, he said he was only upset I didn’t tell him; it didn’t matter who I loved or what role I play in fucking because at the end of the day I was still a man, still his cousin, he loved me and he would kill anybody who would hurt me and have me a hug. Funny thing now is that he’s trying to hook me up with one of his honours lol.
It was supposed to say homies, not honours lol
I came out when I was 16. Indirectly of course, my story relates to the wisdom teeth drug scenario because that’s exactly what happened. I had just gotten home and I was a loopy basket case and my mom started prying into my dating life because she wanted to know if I was dating my friend Claire, so I obviously said no whilst under the influence of heavy drugs and she said well is anybody coming to see you today & I said my husband and she said who’s your husband and I said Alex (my secret boyfriend at the time) so she left the room after that and came back 10 minutes later & said “who are you dating?” And I said in a loopy daze, “Alex” so after I was all well and good (sober) she started asking me weird questions like if I knew anybody named Alex and how I said some disturbing things… Then I got curious so I checked her phone and she had texted my dad saying “Zac just told me he has a boyfriend eeeeeeek” so later that night I was forced to come out & my dad accepts me for who I am because I can’t change that about myself. & my mom to this day still blames herself