coming out is the process of telling others your sexuality and/or gender. It is your choice if and when you come out, and you should never 'out' another person without their consent.
written by Lauren JCG
Coming out is different for everyone, and there are different processes we take to get there. It isn't something that only happens during the teen years, either; people come out at a range of ages, and ideally, it should be the right time for you. A stable, supportive environment will make it easier, and adversely, an unstable, unsupportive environment will hinder that process.
written by Felicity Brown
I never really came out, not properly.
My mother once asked if I was a lesbian and I, perhaps due to fear, perhaps due to being a generally pedantic teenager, chose not to give the full explanation of, “no, but I am bisexual,” and instead just left it at “no.”
Out and About – Who Gets to Know My Identity?
There are many forms of coming out. When I first came out to myself, at the age of 13, I remember the naive feeling of empowerment. Like I had it all figured out - cool I know I’m gay now, all I have to do is navigate this privately around my family, and enjoy it with my friends.
How has my mental health been impacted by
not coming out