Today is National Coming Out Day, and it always finds a way to creep up and pummel me with a fist of emotions. This day reminds me of the journey I've been on for nearly seven years—from the torment of the closet to the proud, open person I see in the mirror now. See, coming out is not a one-shot deal. It begins with a finite moment, of course, but coming out is an infinite expedition in the life of a homosexual.
In honor of National Coming Out Day, this life coach offers 10 ridiculous reasons to stay IN the closet. Get ready to laugh, because if you believe any of these silly tips, we've got an iceberg in Arizona for sale.
Homosexuality and parenting is a hot-button issue these days, but this relationship expert explains that one thing's for sure: the thing children want most from their parents, whether they're lesbian, straight, gay, bis, or tran, is the security of knowing they are loved deeply.
Everyone has their own prejudices and preconceived ideas of what certain groups of people are about. At times we are more aware of these ideas; at times we try to hide them; however, when we are completely honest, we have to acknowledge how these affect our perceptions. Only in doing so, do we have the possibility of truly understanding ourselves and then be able to affect how we interact with others.
Learn how to have friendships with people who are straight and homosexual.
If your child confides in you that he or she is LGBT, your next move is important. Make sure that you're acting supportive, even as you explore what homosexuality means in your life.
Some people believe homosexuality is a choice that can be reversed with gay conversion therapy. In a segment for HuffPost Live, a YourTango Expert explains why many others consider it a form of child abuse.
Lesbian stereotypes can be helpful for gay women finding their place in the world, but when taken too far, they're a detriment to living an authentic gay life. Here's a lesbian dating coach's humorous take on some of the worst offenders.
Ever the poised and polished gentleman, Wentworth Miller could not have come out in a more respectful and elegant manner. The 'Prison Break' star, 41, confirmed rumors while simultaneously standing up for LGBT rights after publicly declining an invitation to the St. Petersburg International Film Festival, where he was to be a guest of honor.
Darren Young's coming out is a great step for the LGBT community. Gay men of all different lifestyles will feel more comfortable being homosexual.
Are you still trying to "come out" and come to terms with your homosexuality? Take control of your life and embrace who you really are; the benefits reach far beyond your love life.