National Coming Out Day.
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So today/yesterdy was National Coming Out Day.
First thing I want to say is I think the pressure on people to come out is fucked up. Especially the forced outing of people - it's bullshit, it should be a person's choice. Not everyone has the same options there and even if they did it's no-one's fucking business.
That aside, I am curious about people's reasons. Are you out, semi out, sort of out, what? (I'm not going to put "Totally in the closet" as an options because if you're answering, you're not.) And why? I guess around here a lot of people will have the same reason, media, but there's things like family, personal opinion that it's no-one else's damn business, all kind of reasons.
Me, I'm completely out, as out as you can get (Though I did hear a rumour I was bisexual. No-one told me about it.) I was lucky enough to have very supportive parents and I came out because I couldn't live with lying to my mum. It opened up some options for me professionaly - some of my work now is gay clubs and bars, Pride events, that sort of thing. I've been fairly lucky not to get too much shit for it - I get the odd drunk young guy look like he wants to say something then realise I'm bigger than him and think better of it. It was definitely the right choice for me, and I was lucky that it was a free choice.