Tag Archives: Coming Out

Family Matters

Coming Out Stories: Family Matters

Coming out to my family was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I just broke down and cried, sparked off by something entirely different. I wrote a letter saying that I had started hormone treatment and wanted to become a woman. Mum came into my room to see what was wrong, and said that she had known about the cross …

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Supporting Your Child Who is Coming Out

Supporting Your Child Who is Coming Out

Coming Out: The process through which LGBTQ people recognize and acknowledge their non-heterosexual orientation and integrate this understanding into their personal and social lives. The act of disclosing this orientation or identity to others. Coming out is a challenging process, no matter the age of the person doing it. That said, coming out as a youth can be particularly challenging …

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Gay and Coming Out of The Closet

Telling Your Family That You’re Gay

Before you think about how to come out to your family, what’s most important is that you feel a sense of acceptance in yourself about your sexual orientation and/or gender identity and your reasons for coming out. As you begin to acknowledge to yourself that you are lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans, it is very common to experience guilt, shame, doubt and …

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Is Coming Out At Work The Right Choice?

Is Coming Out At Work The Right Choice?

Making a decision about coming out is a difficult one.  If you’re lucky, you already know you’ll have needed support from your family and friends. The decision about whether to come out at work can be especially risky for some. There’s no right or wrong answer for everyone in general, but it might be helpful to weigh the pros and cons. Pros You …

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Coming Out Day

Coming Out Day

What do you consider your moment of coming out? Was it the moment you came to terms with who you are? Was it the moment you shared a part of your life with the people you loved? Whatever it was, it was the moment you decided to be honest with yourself and perhaps with others. I spent a few minutes …

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Gay and Coming Out of The Closet

Gay and Coming Out of the Closet

There are few set rules to this often harrowing experience, mostly there are merely guidelines based on the experiences of others, but from the knowledge of many of those experiences, including my own, this article has been written with an aim to help those considering “coming out”. Of the few rules there are, one hard and fast one is to …

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Gay and Coming Out of The Closet

Coming Out in the Open

In contemporary times, the gay community across the world has got a larger space for expression in society. However, this does not in any way, reflect upon the genuine attitude that a large section of the population harbor for homosexuals. In fact, in most of the less developed parts of the world, as well as more broad-minded societies, people face …

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Telling Parents

This is for everyone who’s planning to tell their parents soon and to everyone whose parents know but just don’t understand (I apologize in advance to FtM readers and non-transsexual readers. This is written in terms of a transsexual woman. I hope you can find useful insight regardless)… As you may know when I came out to my mum last …

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