... and why I've been coming out of the closet for my entire life.
Now, I truly get this "coming out" process more than ever before in my life. Sure, I've always known, I never will stop coming out. Heck, for that matter, here I am writing an expert column on YourTango, a site that gets millions of readers each month. In reality, I just "came out" to millions more people (provided they read this article).
Does this mean I am more gay or a deeper shade of rainbow as a gay rights activist or a special bright light that shines brighter than the average LGBT person? No! In fact, all it means is, "how to come out" takes on many different flavors. My "coming out" and "being out" is uniquely my way of being in the world, the same as your way of being who you are and being in the world is yours.
So, from the recesses of mom's womb, to the stages of The Ricki Lake Show, coming out is simply about me being me. Authentically, truly being the person I am destined to be. How about you? What's your "coming out" journey about? Sexuality? Loving yourself? Accepting your flaws? We all continue to come out of something. Thankfully, not everyone does it on national TV!
Rick Clemons is a Certified Professional Coach who's been featured on The Ricki Lake Show, and is a highly sought after radio show guest, blogger, author, and Sex Coach U Faculty member, who lovingly addresses the many facets of Coming Out for all who are touched by this Journey. Rick also hosts his own radio show, The Coming Out Lounge.
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