The aim of this paper is to describe the main aspects of coming out, which is configured as a long and elaborate path, marked by numerous difficulties. In this regard, is important to underline the concepts of sexual identity and sexual orientation. Gay and lesbians people show how the non-linearity and non- correspondence – respectively between sex, gender, role of social gender and sexu- al – can be equally trajectories healthy development and promoters of well-being. Therefore, coming out is configured as a process in which the persons (gay or les- bian) becomes aware of his/her emotional and sexual preferences and he/she inte- grates these in his/her life; for which social identity and personal identity become consistent. Farther, we are going to describe as the reactions of parents may influ- ence the psychological well-being of gay and lesbian children.
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