With celebrities and other public figures speaking freely about their sexuality in subtle and understated ways, coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) is no longer widely perceived as an uphill battle.
But what happens when a married spouse, who identified as straight, comes out as LGBT -- and, more specifically, how do their partner and family members react?
As part of HuffPost Gay Voices' ongoing partnership with Whisper, we asked the app's users to anonymously reveal how their partners reacted when they revealed the news.
"My husband came out of the closet but we can't afford to move separate right now, so we just keep pretending everything's fine to people," one user wrote. Added another: "I came out as bisexual to my husband and he just said that it doesn't change how he sees me. I caught a keeper."
Check out all of the amazing responses below (WARNING: some posts contain graphic language). Be sure to check out more on Whisper here.
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