Saturday, October 11, 2008

To See the Young Lady Who Fell from a Star

Today is National Coming Out Day. The day is set up for LGTQB(etc.) people to be out and open and to show closeted people that the fear and dread of life in the closet is much worse than the freedom of accepting who you are.

Because our society isn't really set up to acknowledge GQTBL(etc.) people, please consider even outing yourself as an ally, if you never have before. Every little bit helps.

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5 comments:

pixnlil said...

I don't think I could be a more out ally if I tried . . . =)

Tea N. Crumpet said...

When did you come out, or is it personal?

GDad said...

The story is shareable, but longer than I had time to post the other day. The short answer is that I started the process in high school, but came out to my family in college.

I suppose I should write something soon. Coming out stories were all the rage in my circle of friends about fifteen years ago or so, but I haven't met a "new" LQTGB(etc.) person for a while. I need to get out more.

Queers United said...

"the fear and dread of life in the closet is much worse than the freedom of accepting who you are."

I never thought of it that way, beautifully said, and so true.

Jen said...

I haven't been in my own closet but I was pulled into my parent's. It sucks. It's very lonely in there and I never want to go back. I hope all one day can come out into the light and love themselves for who they are and f*&% everyone else who doesn't approve. Not literally of course but you know what I mean.