Coming Out on Campus
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College is a time of new experiences and identity formation. It's also a time when coming out as gay or lesbian may feel natural. If you're wondering what it'll be like coming out as a homosexual watch this to learn more.
Transcript: Whether you've always known you were gay or just realized it recently, for many people, college is the...
Whether you've always known you were gay or just realized it recently, for many people, college is the perfect time to come out. For lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals, the LGBT community, coming out is a process of understanding, accepting, and sharing their identity. College can be an ideal place to come out, as your new community is often larger and more diverse than the one you left at home. Still, coming out is not always easy. The first step is for you to acknowledge your own sexual identity. The next step is to accept your sexual identity, and embrace who you are. Most colleges have LGBT clubs, communities and outreach programs, which can offer counseling and support during your journey. Once you're ready to tell others about your sexual orientation, remember that you do not have to share with everyone at once. Some individuals might choose only to tell members of the LGBT community at first. This way, they can gain insight and advice from people who have already gone through the experience of coming out.Coming out may elicit varied responses from different people in your life, so be prepared for both positive and negative reactions. During trying moments, remember, it took you time to come to terms with your own sexual orientation; your friends and family may need some time, too. Finally, remember that coming out is a process, and not something that you have to do alone.More »
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