Today is National Coming Out Day and I have something I need to tell all of you. I’m bisexual. Phew, I was worried you might not have known, otherwise.
I actually tend to go with the word queer more and also with pansexual sometimes. But bisexual fits me nicely too.
But to get serious for a moment…
THIS IS IMPORTANT: Although first coming out is an important step for lots of queer folks, and though this day is important, it’s also totally okay to NOT come out if you don’t feel safe/ready doing so.
Also, the thing a lot of people kind of forget to mention is that coming out isn’t a one-time thing. You’ll be doing it for the rest of your life, really…every time you met someone new they’ll assume you’re straight and you’ll have to decide whether you come out to them and if you do, how.
Which means it’s also totally okay to come out a little at a time. You don’t have to tell everyone all at once, though you can do that too.