annieogly Posted October 13, 2012 Posted October 13, 2012 (edited) Since this is National Coming Out Month I'll explain; It matters when celebrities come out and when people talk about it as; 1. it makes it easier for me to tell my mom & dad I'm a lesbian when they see Ellen & Portia di Rossi and Rachel Maddow and Jane Lynch being normal successful and happy with families. They won't think being gay means I'm doomed to an unhappy unsuccessful life because I'm not part of the majority. Or that I have to look and act a certain way. Lesbians are diverse. 2. My straight female friends won't develop gay panic & drop me if they understand Amy isn't a lesbian & that lesbians have no interest in straight women (I've been dropped & yes it hurts.) 3. It helps because if I'd known all of this years ago I wouldn't have wasted years of my life in the closet as I thought if I came out I'd be isolated and have to go to gay bars, have a 'lifestyle' where in actuality when I came out I had a big supportive community, giving me good advice and tons of new friends. Before I was isolated. Now I'm going to a housewarming potluck tonight, next week I could play WOW with friends, go to a movie and dinner, meet at a coffeehouse, go camping. Jacks: People don't talk about being straight as it's the social norm & popular culture reinforces it everywhere; you're just not conscious of it. ps. feel free to ask me questions or PM me privately. Edited October 13, 2012 by annieogly Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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