The Conflict of Coming Out

The Conflict of Coming Out

For me, coming out is like my childhood ideal of a family, it’s never-ending. It doesn’t just happen when you come out to yourself. Or to your parents. Or even to the entire family, including neighbors and family friends. It’s on the airplane, striking up a conversation with your row-mate. It’s talking about the weekend by the water cooler. It’s just standing silently by the pictures in the hall of your home with a repair person.

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