October 11th is National Coming Out Day!
In his final words before being assassinated, Harvey Milk recorded the following sentiment:
“If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door.”
Whether you’re LGBTQ+ identified, an ally, or the family, friend, neighbor or co-worker of someone who is, your Voice and your Visibility changes minds, changes hearts, changes lives, and changes the world.
Closets are for pantsuits, not people.
See you on the other side of that door, when you’re ready.
(And thank you for all those who know this already and live their lives openly as, and/or are openly supportive of, the LGBTQ+ Community.)
7 thoughts on “National Coming Out Day”
all my friends are OUT and PROUD!
Coming out made me the person I always was. But it takes guts, even today. I send love and respect to those doing that.
Everyone has their own journey and makes it in their own time. I am grateful for those who kicked open the closet door for me, and hope, in some small way, my visibility makes the path smoother for others.
Coming out isn’t easy, and like JP said, it takes guts.
It’s not. There’s safety and comfort to consider when making the choice to come out. And you never stop coming out, because you are always meeting new people I’m new situations and having to make the choice all over again.
I am openly supportive though straight.
Thank you for that support. Allies are essential!