He was the original gay best friend. And sometimes, when a gay teenage boy spends all his time around straight teenage girls, feelings get confused.
Jack, 'Dawson's Creek'
Jack from Dawson's Creek would go on to give the first gay male kiss on network television. But his coming out was a little scary to watch. Not only did he have to tell his father in an emotional scene, but he also had to say it in front of his entire class.
Anna, 'One Tree Hill'
After rumors go around and someone spray paints "dyke" on her friend's locker, Anna decides it's time to tell the truth.
Justin, 'Ugly Betty'
Justin's family already knew he was gay, and they were totally cool with it. They even went as far as to plan a party for his coming out. But sometimes, you just need to come out on your own time.
Callie, 'Grey's Anatomy'
When she tells her estranged father that she's seeing a woman, it doesn't go as expected. It actually turns into a shouting match of bible verses.
Carmen Carrera, 'RuPaul's Drag Race'
This coming out was all the more emotional as it was real. After competing on season three of RuPaul's Drag Race, Carmen Carrera returned for the reunion taping where she admitted in front of all of her sisters and the rest of the world that she was transgender.
This show was known for breaking down walls. That's why it was important to have a gay character as such a prominent part of the story. His dad had a pretty admirable reaction to his coming out.
Emily, 'Pretty Little Liars'
These teenage girls have plenty deal with. Coming out was the least of Emily's worries but still just as scary.
This is admittedly a worst case scenario. But even though he could have expected the violent outcome, he came out fearlessly.
Although his family knew, he kept his relationship a secret from the public for quite a while. When he finally did come out, he changed the words to his dad's song to do it.