Coming out as LGBTQ to family or friends may seem daunting
What will their reaction be? Will I be accepted for who I am? Will they be disappointed? How will I respond to their reactions? These are very valid before coming out. You may not know the answer if you don’t make that terrifying move. Yet, the rewards of being open and honest with who you are can mean a world of difference. And, in my experience as a counselor for LGBTQ clients of all ages, it usually goes better than expected. Here are some tips to make this experience the most successful.
Coming Out Tip #1: Make a Plan
The Human Rights Campaign recommends making a plan to weigh your options and make the process as smooth as possible. Some suggested questions include:
- What will you […]