First of all I want to say you have a great blog. You have given so many people great advice and I hope you could me give some advice as well. I'm a 21 year old guy. I recently came out gay (for first time ever) to my direct family (what went well). Now i feel i want to tell my group of friends in college who I consider to be my first friends. (High school wasn't that nice). Would you advice me to tell them all together, or one at a time. And what are your opinions about coming out on facebook?
I think coming out should be done in the way where you feel most comfortable. I don’t really know your friends, but if they are similar in personality (in which I mean that you don’t think one will react totally different than the rest of the group), I say tell them all together.
Telling each person individually sounds like a stressful and drawn out process. It’s better to just rip the band-aid off all at once, rather than take it in steps.
Now if you think that some may react differently than others, it may be better to tell each one individually. Or maybe select a few at a time instead of a huge group gathering. (I don’t know how many you’re actually planning to tell lol) But if possible, in my opinion a group sounds better and easier.
Facebook should be a last resort option. With that I mean that you should wait until you’ve told everyone you absolutely want to know. Some people might be hurt or mad if they have to find out from social media, rather than hearing it from you. I think you should hold off on this until you’ve told everyone close to you, and then leave the message for the rest of the not so important people.
Which ever you choose, congratulations on coming out! I wish you a lot of happiness and good fortune in the time that follows. :)