Thursday, December 23, 2010

Coming Out at Christmas

Coming Out at Christmas - London Gay Men's Chorus
When I came out (albeit, under duress) to my parents, it was a Christmastime.  It was not my choice, and I would have either chosen a better time or never told them at all.  I can’t say that coming out at Christmas is the best time, but it is up to you.  There is always drama to coming out, even if your family is very accepting, it is still dramatic to you.  If you are going home to spend time with your family, or seeing family you don’t see often, then the holidays are full of drama as well.  Needless to say, that Christmas 6 years ago today when my parents found out I was gay was dramatic.


Anonymous said...

I actually came out to my sister's best friend (of probably 35 years) the other night. She mentioned stopping by to see dad and me, and I mentioned maybe not being here. She asked why and I just said "screw it" and gave her the blog addy...ten minutes later she was reading post after post and commenting!

No drama there!
Merry Christmas!
Peace <3

Anonymous said...

Merry Xmas! Here's hoping this holiday season is less stressful for you.

JoeBlow said...

Jay, this time of year makes for an interesting time to come out.

M@rvin, it is much less stressful. I just go with the flow.