hey mom. it's me, *****. i'm just here to tell you...
you can do this, you can.
i'm non-binary. I know it's a little strange to hear that and i'm sorry if it startled you but i just thought you should know. it means i don't identify with either male or female (the gender binary) and i'd be more comfortable with they/them pronouns. that's not all actually (sorry). in terms of my orientation i'm asexual panromantic. it means that i don't feel sexual attraction (asexual) but i feel romantically attracted to people regardless of gender (panromantic).
you probably have questions so here's an faq:
are you sure? yes, yes i am. I have been sure for a long time.
wouldn't it be easier if you just picked one, gay or straight? i can't, it's not how i was made.
are you confused? is this just a phase? no it most certainly is not, and i am not confused at all
well, do you require a pronoun change? it's what would make me most comfortable, so yes.
what about a name change? maybe later.
doesn't it feel nicer to have that off your chest?
author's note (bc i don't see a slot for it anymore):
i'm planning to come out to my mom this Saturday, which is also my birthday! i get too anxious when i have to make out loud announcements so i decided to do this by email and this is the rough draft. i'm nervous but i also can't wait. <3