coming out

"I thought about all those times I sat in his study across from him, aching to ask him if he needed to tell me anything before it was too late. I’d open my mouth, but the words never formed."
"Almost overnight everything in my life changed for the better..."
"I felt like I didn’t 'count' as queer since I presented as a straight, monogamous mum."
"The joy is seeing my child grow into the person that they always were and find their community."
"This meant so f***ing much to me. To see it placed into words."
On National Coming Out Day, LGBTQ people took to Twitter to share their experiences. Here are eight pieces of advice that stood out.
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There’s a difference between the supposedly straightforward act of ‘coming out’, and the way more performative act of living that self in front of people.