Coming Out Resources

Coming Out

The process of coming out is different for everyone. Whether you’re lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex or asexual, coming out can involve a unique set of issues based on your circumstances – including your age, location, familial status, class, ethnicity, gender identity, dis/ability, sexual orientation and countless other factors.

The LGBTQIA Resource Center is here to support you by providing a safe space to hang out, talk about your experiences, make friends, attend educational and fun programming, and pick up some resources to take home with you. UC Davis students can also meet with our community counselor for one-on-one support. Counseling Services also has a support group for LGBTQIA students.

Resources for Families & Friends

PFLAG offers a number of publications available for download via their website.  These publications include Spanish and English resources for families and friends. 

The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) worked with parents of LGBTQIA people to develop a series of one-page, translated leaflets. The multilingual leaflets answer basic questions about being LGBT and dispel common misperceptions. They are available in the following languages:

  • English
  • Chinese: Simplified script, Traditional script
  • Korean
  • Japanese
  • Indonesian
  • Vietnamese
  • Thai
  • Khmer
  • Hmong
  • Lao
  • Hindi
  • Bengali
  • Gujarati
  • Punjabi
  • Urdu
  • Tagalog
  • Ilocano
  • Arabic