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Yesterday, 10/12/14 I came out to many of my friends and some distant relatives on Facebook and Twitter.
While writing this I was absolutely terrified of people’s reactions to my coming out because living in Texas, probably one of the most conservative states in America and hearing horror stories about exile and bullying…I really had a reason to be scared.
Hours after I came out to my peers I was shocked by the huge influx of support.
Coming out can be scary, but if you have a tight support group that can back you up through anything it’s not as scary. It’s easy to forget that our life’s experiences don’t exist inside a vacuum and that all the people you meet and connect with can really help you feel…less alone.