National Coming Out Day

You don’t share your Coming Out story just for yourself. You don’t talk about Coming Out just for yourself.

You also do it for… the person who is too afraid to speak… the person who fears rejection from the people closes to them… the person who fears losing their job and even their entire career… the person who fears going to hell because they were repeatedly told this as a child by the people who were suppose to care the most… the person who is mentally paralyzed by the derogatory slurs (locker room talk) floating on repeat in their head… the person who fears physically harm… the person who fears verbal abuse… the person who lives in a country where it’s illegal to be their true self… the person who lives in a country where people are trying to make it illegal to be their true self… the person who believes living a lie is better than dealing with hate…

Coming Out is deeply personal. It should be done only when you’re ready and feel safe. Sharing your story is power. These stories create safe spaces for even more to Come Out and share as well.