Originally Posted by Gael23
Anyone I know came out in their late teens or early 20s but your right I suppose, it can be any age.
First of all thanks for (re)starting the discussion - it's one that crops up for someone somewhere in the country almost every day I'd imagine. These days it's almost taken for granted that everyone comes out in their teens - but that's far from reality.
There is no magical or compulsory age - some people are never "in"
and good for them.
Then there are some who never come out to another soul and who go through the whole of their lives without ever talking to anyone else about a very important aspect of their lives, much less act upon it.
You say yourself that it has taken you a little bit of time to fully accept it all and that's the only advice I'd give - give people a bit of time to "adjust" but after that move on. It's your life: you are 100% in charge of your own happiness - and we only get one shot at life.
Best of luck with it all!