Today, October 11th is National Coming Out Day!
Rather you’ve been out for years, recently came out, or are in the process of coming out, today is the day to celebrate that experience! October 25th marks three years since I came out and honestly it feels like I came out way longer than three years ago. Coming out was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made and I’ve felt so much more free ever since that day.
Coming out is not a one time deal, it’s something that happens over and over again. Thankfully, for me at least, it feels easier and easier every time. Becoming comfortable with who you are doesn’t happen over night and doesn’t happen just because you came out. Just know that where ever you are in the process of coming out, figuring out your sexuality / gender, or just simply embracing your LGBTQIA+ identity things get so much better.
If you’re coming out experience was / is negative, there is a huge community of people ready to love you and welcome you with open arms. You are not alone, and you will be okay. If you’re not ready to come out, don’t worry and don’t rush it! Come out when you want to and when it’s safe!