How to Come Out on Social Media? Coming Out Captions for Instagram

Written by: Arooj Paulus – B. Sc (Applied Psychology)
Last updated date : March 24, 2023

To come to your family or friends is not an easy task. It is a painful yet thrilling thing to do. However, in the past, it took face-to-face coming out which can be quite stressful. But now due to the internet facility, one can come out at ease from their comfort zone. Let us find out how to come out for who you truly are on social media. Also check out some coming-out captions for Instagram, to help you to come out on social media in a better way.

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Chapter 1:

Coming Out on Social Media

When you first came out, you had to formally disclose your gender identity to everyone in your life. Going to gatherings in your social group came with some worry since you didn’t sure how people you grew up with would react to your gender identity.

Today, though, it’s much simpler to come out to everybody in your life without making a huge issue out of it because of social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. But should you reveal your identity on social media? Let us look at some of the benefits to come out on social media.

  • Comparatively less stressful.
  • Involve a large population on time (you will have stress as you will have to face the stressful situation of coming out only once to make it public).
  • Further, it offers more acceptance (as chances of finding like-minded people are more).
  • You can filter out the non-supportive people by not responding to their follow requests or friend requests on your personal social media account.

Chapter 2:

Points to Ponder

Before you come out on social media, let us ponder upon the following points
  • Before coming out publicly on social media. Have a check on your dear ones such as your family or close friends who may want you to share your gender identity with them. So if you think your loved ones will be supportive, coming out in person is a better option. You can further check out our other learning material regarding “coming out” on our website.
  • It is your choice when you want to come out but if you are under 18 we suggest you consult with your parents, guardian, or a therapist before doing it. Because being a minor you may make impulsive decisions. So to avoid such actions, your guardian’s advice is necessary.
  • Similarly, you might not want to come out on social media if your boss would consider your gender identity to be a performance issue.
  • In contrast, at the absolute least, make sure that only your friends can view your postings by adjusting your privacy options. (But only if you do not want to post it completely public).

Chapter 3:

Ways to Come Out on Social Media

Following are some of the ways by which you can come out on social media.
Share a Status
It is simple to come out about your relationship status on social media if you are on one. For instance, you can choose from options and add “in a relationship with,” “married to,” or “in a same-sex marriage with” to your status. Do you find it simple?

But if you are not in any relationship you can simply share a post revealing your gender identity. Check out below some of our coming-out captions for Instagram.

Share Posts
If you are not in any relationship, you can simply post articles or stories related to the LGBTQ community to share your interest and connect with like-minded people for your support. For instance, you might click on links to share some of the articles published on Epsychonline that catch your attention and come out on social media.
Add Profile Photo
You may also update your profile photo to come out on social media. It could indicate one thing for a straight person to post a nice picture of two same-sex kissing as his profile picture. It declares to the world, “I am gay or bisexual!” Put rainbows into your profile pic, similarly to several LGBTQ major groups.
LGBTQ Pride Month
February is a pride month for all LGBTQ communities. They come out this month for their rights and awareness. You can come out on social media during this month, as it talks about your rights and you may feel less awkward as everyone is talking about it.
Use Pronouns
Moreover, Some people use pronouns on their social media profiles. However, a pronoun that does not assign a gender to the subject of the discussion is known as a gender-neutral or gender-inclusive pronoun. For instance use of they /them.

Chapter 4:

Captions for Instagram

Additionally, we have selected a few samples of “Happy Pride” social media captions. Let us check out some of the coming-out captions for Instagram, to make it easy for you to come out on social media. So make your Instagram captions by taking cues from these quick, savvy ones.
  1. “So proud to be gay today!”
  2. “Move, I am gay/lesbian “
  3. “We queer, We are here”.
  4. “There is no such thing as being extra in February #PrideMonth”.
  5. #Coming Out On Social Media
  6. We are coming out. #LGBTQ #Pride.
  7. “Out and Proud”.
  8. “Born this Way #Pride”.
  9. “Shall we have a kiki?”
  10. “Trans is the future.”
  11. “YAS, GAY!”
  12. “Hi, Gay!”
  13. “There is nothing straight about me”.
  14. “Water flowing off a duck’s back. #LGBTQ #Pride”.
  15. Keep your inner sabotage out of the way, please”.
  16. “Love is Love”.
  17. “Pride is for everybody”.
  18. “I would move with you. Move, Proud Lesbian!”
  19. “Work Proud”.
  20. “Got Pride?”
  21. Pride
  22. “Gay-friendly “.
  23. “I can now clearly see your true colors”.
  24. “Everyone is born naked, and everything else is a drag.”
  25. “It sounds gay, I will be there”.
  26. “Allow me to be completely queer”.
  27. “Know and be who you are.”
  28. “Love yourself! #Pride”.
  29. “Stay true to yourself. #Pride”
  30. “Only gay vibes, please”.
  31. “Don’t become bitter; simply better. #ProudGay #LGBTRights”.
  32. Coming out to celebrate my pride.
  33. “Human rights also include trans rights”.
  34. “Let’s be proud and let’s be loud.”
  35. “He/Him, They/Them, She/Her, Us!”
  36. “Equality for all”.
  37. “A proud ally/ community”.
  38. “Love out loud and proud”.
  39. I am coming out and won’t try to hide my pride.
  40. “Wherever you are, come out, come out!”

Chapter 5:

Call to Action

You can read and learn more about coming out to your friend or family at Epsychonline by reading “Coming Out: How to Come Out to Your Parents”. We understand how difficult it can be for you so you can further start the online course “Coming Out” on Epsychonline to better manage your distress. We hope to be a help to you. Join right away!

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