So you’ve recently come out to your family, and it’s the first time you’ve been to holigay dinner since it happened. Autostraddle is here to help you through it.
It was so easy to stay in touch until it wasn’t: Until my resentment exceeded my love for her, until her fear exceeded her hope. But the world we made lingers.
Come out, come out, wherever you are! The Autostraddle team gives you tips on how to come out to your friends.
“The CEO of one of the most powerful companies in the world, a company responsible for changing the tech industry over and over again, is gay. And he feels good about saying that.”
“I guess I’m still sort of coming out. I’m learning to embrace my sexuality as a primary part of my identity rather than an afterthought. It feels really good.”
“I cried on the plane. I realized, stark as night, clear as day, that the silence was killing me. Instead of moving through a moment, I was trapped inside of purgatory.”
“At 27, I came out as Korean-American. I was always Korean, of course. I checked the “Asian” box when filling out a form. My ethnicity was written on my face in the shape of my eyes and my small flat nose. But until a few years ago, it wasn’t an identity I felt connected to. There were many identities that came first — poet, bisexual, queer, feminist, activist, organizer, fattie, vegan. Being Korean was a fact, but not an identity.”
“When you unearth one thing you didn’t know about yourself, it can be an opportunity to dive in and know all the things you were afraid to. It’s the scariest thing you’ll ever do and the most valuable.”
“I feel certain God loves me just the way I am.”
Boxing Promoter and Manager Kellie Maloney has come out as a transgender woman, making her one of the highest profile trans people in the world of sports.
Supermodel Andreja Pejic comes out as a trans woman! Yay!
A reader asks what to do next now that coming out as trans has gone poorly with their family.
“I was simply a girl who thought she liked girls at one point in her life, but prayed it away, and now life was good. Right?”
Kelly cut off all her hair and started dating Katie. I started chasing around after a guy who looked like Ellen DeGeneres and trying to make sense of the mess in my brain.
UMass basketball star comes out, Moroccan women take to the streets, The Monument Quilt takes the nation by force and more!
That sound you just heard was the collective gasp of every warm-blooded woman on planet Earth.
Erika Greco’s wonderful comic “Mixtape” is an emotional journey through one woman’s coming out and a playlist of songs to match the mood.
So you fell in love with a girl and it upended your life with family, kids and religion. What now?
“Some days, I really just needed to curl up in a cozy plaid jacket and have all the homo feelings.”
Skeletons and debutantes.