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, coming out
There will always be those questions that throw me off guard. I think that’s just the dynamic of siblings. The younger ones seem to always want to keep the older ones on their toes. Especially when the older one is 7 years older and is basically an adult now who thinks he is ready for anything that they can dish out. But once in a while, there is always that question. And maybe that question can be caught in the older sibling’s defense in time and brushed off.
But the followup statement will get you.
One way or another, they get you.
“What would you do if I found out I was gay?”
..Caution. This may be a long one..
I have a heavy burden upon me as this week closes. It resides in the back of my mind accompanying every thought. It lays its head upon my very soul. I have the highly stressful task of coming out to my younger brothers this weekend. Yes, I am happy they are finally at the age where, according to their mom, they are old enough to understand. Yes, I am scared shitless because I am an over-thinker that always instantly extrapolates the outcome of a situation to be the worst imaginable. Yes, I know it has to be done eventually.
No, I am not ready. Continue Reading
Happy National Coming Out Day to you of the LGBTQIA community.
..seriously that acronym is getting long..
Firstly, I want to say congratulations to those who have come out as any one of the many LGBT identifiers. You’ve made it. You’ve hit the major milestone. Throw yourself a rainbow ice-cream party and celebrate. If you haven’t, don’t worry about it. National Coming Out day is a day to celebrate all the wonderful differences in the community and the process of opening up yourself. If you don’t feel comfortable being out yet, celebrate inside. Some people use this day as a little push to be open and reveal themselves. That’s cool too, but don’t feel pressured to do anything you are not comfortable in doing. Coming out is a personal process and it’s different for everyone. And it doesn’t have to be done today.
Be you, whoever you are.. Continue Reading