When it comes to coming out, the biggest myth is that the experience fits a single stereotype: tears streaming down your face; a tough conversation; turmoil — even agony. And then, a light: in the end, it is relief. A celebration. A more authentic life.
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But not all coming-out narratives happen the same way. For some, coming out is radically different than the stereotype. For some, accepting a queer identity is personal. The sound others hear is simply silence.
In a world where coming out can lead to everything from physical harm to legal consequences, not all queer people choose to come out. And that is a fact we, as a community and as a society, need to start seeing as unshameful Read more…