Having gone through multiple coming outs, over the past 3 decades, about my sexual orientation and then, in the last year and a half, about my gender identity and a resulting slight shift in my sexuality, I could have used this advice along the way.
Stephanie Farnsworth goes through different steps which can help people coming to terms with their sexuality and/or gender.
Coming out is one of the most painful and, frankly, embarrassing processes any LGBTQ+ person has to go through, but coming out isn’t just about telling someone who you are. It starts way before then; when a person is wondering just who they are and that can be years before ever even telling anyone that they may be gay/bisexual/transgender/queer.
The cisgender gay coming out story has been portrayed in the media since the nineties but that hasn’t made it less of an issue. We may be living in more liberal times but it’s still a lot for a person to get their head around that they aren’t what society has expected them to be from birth, let alone the fact that bigots do still sadly exist in this day and age. I’ve…
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