I've been reflecting recently on the first time I told someone who was not themselves a MAP/GL-er, that I liked girls.
Initially my nerves were shredded. I'd roughly figured out how I was going to say it but I didn't know what the reaction was going to be like. I was pretty sure it wasn't going to be a horrible reaction*, and that was some comfort but I didn't know exactly what they would say once the words were out. Thankfully they didn't condemn me, they were just really understanding actually. It felt good to be able to talk about it, verbally to another human being I mean, especially as its something I've kept entirely secret and carried around with me for quite some time. Not trying to get all philosophical on you or anything but it was what I imagine stepping out into the fresh air is like after spending a long time underground. That's how it felt to me anyway.
*I called a helpline rather than confiding in a friend/family so it's not like it was the first time they've ever heard this. I don't think I personally know anyone I would feel safe enough to say it to. Helplines come with confidentiality policies so that helps for sure.