Is it time to come out?
October 7, 2007 4:48 PM Subscribe
Next week apparently marks National Coming Out Week
. Is now the time I've looked forward to for so long?
posted by anonymous to society & culture (36 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
In the many years that have gone by since it finally occurred to me that I was gay, I have confided in a whopping three people: all of them who I already knew to be gay. Frankly, I'd really like to just be myself.
I'm a senior in college. My college is celebrating National Coming Out Week.
Almost all of my friends are great, open-minded people. But there a few things holding me back:
- Current college roommates. While I have no interest in them, I worry that this will create a really awkward situation for them. (I count them as some of my closest friends.)
- I think that, while people will accept me, they won't think of me the same way.
- I'm not ready to come out to my family. I want to make sure that the information doesn't leak out. Is this is a real problem? Does Facebook make it harder to contain?
Do you think my situation warrants staying in the closet? (Especially with roommates?) I'm dying to come out, but I'd rather stay in than create really awkward situations all around.