Left this for my parents.
It is National Coming Out Day!!! Which I totally support!!!
But I just wanted to say that I also support those in the world who can’t come out right now, not necessarily because of shame or denial, but because of circumstances that would leave them unsupported, abused, or in some other kind of difficult situation. I actually think that coming out is a privilege, and when I came out I was fortunate enough to be in a position where I was not relying on anyone financially and I was also surrounded by caring and loving friends and family. It is important to recognize that not everyone will find themselves in such a comfortable position. So on this day of acknowledging the power of being out, proud, and part of a wonderful community, I would also like to acknowledge the people who are unable to participate in the coming out process today; there is NO shame in making a decision in which your current safety, sanity, and support system are not compromised, so take care of yourself, first and foremost, and know that if and when you DO come out, you will be welcomed with open arms :)
AND THAT’S HOW I CAME OUT
- It’s rainbow inside