Monday, September 04, 2006

Coming Out

I'm not sure if I've said this before, but if I had it all to do over again, I would have come out earlier. Too much needless agony staying in the closet. Too many missed opportunities.

Then again, I'm sure I'll have to look back here and remind myself of this post when I need help coming out to more people later.


At 7/9/06 2:53 PM, Blogger John said...

I know how you feel. I came out last year in my mid-30s. This was due to struggling to reconcile who I am with my faith and also the fear that my family and friends who reject me once they knew. Rather anti-climactic when I did finally come out: no one really had a problem with it and just about everyone still loves and accepts me. Thanks be to God.

At 8/9/06 10:31 AM, Blogger Brady said...

John- I just wrote a whole post about how I agree with your reasoning, and it got erased!

Part of me not coming out early on (say 17-21 or so) was also my own issues of not wanting to be gay. I should have just realized that realizing and dealing with it earlier rather than later would have been the way to go.

At 8/9/06 7:38 PM, Blogger Steve said...

I am on the high side of 49, or the cusp of 50, depending on your view. And I've been out, oh, about 18 months. Started tippy-toeing out about 2 years ago.

I got sober at 34, and wish I'd had the balls to do it then. But I was so convinced that my God didn't want a gay kid. So I spent 15 years trying to look, act, and think different.

What a waste.

If there is one message I can share, it's simply this: Come out, come out, wherever you are....

At 12/9/06 6:55 AM, Blogger Brady said...

Hey Steve- good message. Now if the rest of the world would realize that such an appeal isn't recruiting--it's just looking out for the well being of others.


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