Coming out, every LGBT who lives openly has had to face the moment when they told their family, friends, co-workers, etc who they are. For some it’s an easy no brainer for others it’s a difficult fearful, anxious uncertain and possibly dangerous admission. Over the years, the act of “Coming Out” has gotten arguably easier as attitudes and acceptance of LGBTQs has grown dramatically. Then again that depends on where you live in America.
Filmmaker and author Bennet Singer, recently posted on BigThink.com, “Coming Out: The Original Revolutionary LGBTQ Action.”
“Not everyone is in a position where it is wise or safe to come out as gay, lesbian, trans, or bisexual—but for those who can, it is a heroic and revolutionary act. We’ve known that since Harvey Milk campaigned for gay people to make themselves visible to their families and general public: the more stereotypes are met as actual people, the less we fear what is different.”
Read the full article via BigThink.com HERE
Singer is co- author of LGBTQ Stats — Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer People by the Numbers