I idolized Shane, and the only trans man in the series, Max. I wanted to mirror their everyday existence. I wanted to emulate their cool. I wanted the attraction they seemed to be dripped in. I wanted the clothes they wore, I wanted my jeans to have a hole in the crotch like theirs did.
We’re always coming out. As an: anime fanatic, manga-collecting Pokémon plushie hoarder; as a giddy, youthful ray of sunshine and not just the dense, American Dream-deprived immigrant, prompted over-thinker — I realize I am more than any of these individual rooms at all times.
We’re getting ready for Coming Out Day. “I also passive aggressively came out to my parents by posting a Facebook status on National Coming Out Day sixish years ago? They both liked it….and then we didn’t really talk about it? I introduced them to my then girlfriend about eight months later? I guess I technically passive aggressively came out to a lot of people in that Facebook post…”
We’ve got tips, personal essays (the bad and the good), roundtables, advice, and everything you need to come out as a lesbian, bisexual, queer, trans or whatever YOUR TRUTH may be.
Celebrate National Coming Out Day by taking this trivia quiz! You might even learn a little something.
Here’s to the lesbian, bisexual, non-binary, queer, trans and free-ass-motherfucker celebrities who opened the closet door a little wider when they walked out of it.
Here’s what you do: write “I’m Gay” (or trans or bi or queer or whatever) on a piece of paper and put it inside an Easter Egg for the Easter Egg Hunt. Someone at your family gathering will find it, and it will lead to mass confusion as everyone tries to figure out who the “I” is referring to in the note. Now your Easter party is a Mystery party!
Here’s a resource to help you and your parents navigate your coming out together!!
“I was sobbing continuously and finally blurted “I’m gay!” and then Skype, wonderful technology that it is, DROPPED THE CALL.”
Skeletons and debutantes.
I wondered what more could be done. I knew that I didn’t have the answer, but what I could do is say goodbye. This video is a tribute and a statement from us, the survivors.
Resources to help your friends help you.
Does it really take a straight man to tell the world about prejudice against queers? Apparently, yes.
“It wasn’t until I kissed the second girl that even my therapist at the time laughed at me and told me maybe it was time to accept that my sexuality was not as cut-and-dry as I’d always imagined.”
The most important part about coming out is talking about it! Let’s all share our feelings in this open thread.
What does National Coming Out Day mean to you?
“I’m gay, dipshit.”
“And then, as though she was possessed suddenly by some sapphic demon whose realm was twentysomething nostalgia, my mom came pouring out with this entire sense-memory-ridden stream-of-consciousness tidal wave…”