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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer LGBTQ Resources and Studies

Selected Resources for LGBTQ Studies and Research

The Importance of Coming-Out

Coming out is the process in which a person first acknowledges, accepts, and appreciates his or her sexual orientation or gender identity and begins to share that with others. Coming out is a continuous process and can often be risky or difficult.  Opening up to the possibility that you may be lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or even just questioning means opening up to the idea that you’re on a path that’s your own. It’s also why coming out and living ever more openly is a profoundly liberating experience.

from The Human Rights Campaign Website Coming Out - Frequently Asked Questions

Selected Websites on Coming Out

Selected Books in the Library

Soccer Pro David Testo Discusses Coming Out