I finally decided to tell my best friend in high school that I was homosexual when I was seventeen. She was the first person I ever told, and I thought she would be okay with it because she was pretty cool about things like that. Her reaction was not what I expected at all because when I told her that I liked girls she just said she knew it and started laughing. Not at me, just laughing in general, in a way that she does. I was so relieved, it was as if this huge burden came right off my shoulders and I was going to be okay again. Unfortunately, not all reveals were as nice.