Is it already October 11th? Sheesh, the year flies by. Well, anyway, that means it’s time again for National Coming Out Day!

I’m pretty swamped with work projects, though, so I’m going to cop out and link back to last year’s post, with a few quoted excerpts below:

Step 1: Coming Out to Myself
I started my coming out process (and it is a process, rather than one big step — and that process continues as long as you continue to meet new people) in 1991. […]

Step 2: Coming Out to My Parents
I came out to my parents in 1993, just before leaving the country. […]

Step 3: Coming Out to My Sister
I came out to my sister in a letter in 1996, just after I’d moved to California. […]

Step 4: Coming Out to My Extended Family
I came out to my extended relatives a little bit by accident, in 1998. […]

Step 5: Not Becoming Invisible
In 1997, I met the love of my life. He happens to be male, and he happens to be straight, and initially that was hard for me. […]

Step 6, 7, 8, …
And so it goes. Every time I meet new people, every time someone makes a gay joke, every time I hear someone ignore the possibility of bisexuality, there’s an opportunity to out myself. […]

Happy Coming Out Day!

National Coming Out Day, again

5 thoughts on “National Coming Out Day, again

  • October 11, 2007 at 8:30 am

    every time I hear someone ignore the possibility of bisexuality, there’s an opportunity to out myself.

    There was a sermon at our church in the spring that was supposed to be about the UU openness toward GLBT members. Instead, the minister focused entirely on male homosexuals.

    During the ensuing discussion period, five different women outed themselves while complaining about his lack of discussion about women and bisexuality.

  • October 11, 2007 at 1:27 pm


    Here’s a great contribution from two lesbian women to commemorate the National Coming Out Day:
    The Ultimate Coming Out – Wow!

    You can also go directly to Their story will be told in a documentary film. I feel this will be groundbreaking for the GLBT community.

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  • October 15, 2007 at 5:37 pm

    A year or two ago, I saw the most wonderful documentary on lesbian women who were now in their seventies. It was so beautifully and respectfully done, and it warmed my heart to hear them talk about the loves of their lives.

    I wish I could remember the name of it. I’d love to watch it again.



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