Thursday, October 7, 2010

Monday is National Coming Out Day

Monday is National Coming Out Day in the US.

This has traditionally been a day on which LGBT people can feel the most support for coming out to family, friends, classmates, and coworkers. Are you ready to come out?

I also think that if you are polyamorous or consanguineous, there is no better day to come out, if that is what you are prepared to do. In some places, coming out as poly will subject you to the risk of prosecution under antibigamy laws, although in cases like that, it is usually obvious already that you are poly. The law doesn't seem to frown as much on being poly as long as you don't all actually live together, apparently. For consangs, however, there is much more risk in coming out, both socially and legally, as most states still have laws on the books that make it illegal for consenting adults to have with each other simply because they are closely related, or close enough. It is a ridiculous situation, but that's where we are for now.

However, if you are prepared to come out, I don't think there is a better time to find solidarity. And if someone comes out to you, won't you support them and show them solidarity?

Do you have a coming out story you want to share? Leave a comment sharing it.
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