When is the best time to tell my family and friends that I’m gay?

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I have a boyfriend and I think it’s time to be brave and tell my friends and family that I am gay.
He’s so much happier now. I feel it’s time I was brave and came out too but I’m scared.

I’m 23 and my partner and I were good friends for years before I told him I was gay.

I don’t know what I thought he would say but it certainly wasn’t that he is gay too.

We’ve been a couple ever since. He’s so special to me but I haven’t told any one else.

I feel it is time I came out but should I discuss this with my partner first?