National Coming Out Day – October 11, 2007

Today is National Coming Out Day. Where do you stand in your own process?

National Coming Out day was started in 1988 one year after the historic March on Washington for Gay and Lesbian Rights. Traditionally this day is earmarked to raise awareness in the community about the lives of gays, lesbians, and transgenders. In many ways it is an opportunity for gays and lesbians to take the next step in their own personal coming out process. That might look like coming out to someone who doesn’t know or even coming out in a whole new area of your life for example – to your kids or in your professional life.

Coming out is a very personal process. There is no one right or wrong answer to the question “Should I Come Out?”. One thing is certain, though, people who personally know someone who is gay or lesbian are more likely to be supportive of LGBT rights. It is harder to discriminate and hate when you put a name and face of someone you know or love in front of that act. In this year of the 20th anniversary of the March on Washington, the Human Rights Campaign Fund has declared the theme of this year’s Coming Out Day as “Talk About It”. So, how do you talk about it in your life?

As a Comfortable in Your Own Skin Coach(tm) I know how important it is to be real and authentic in how you live your life. If you are out of alignment between what you say (nothing or vague comments of avoidance), what you believe (speaking your truth/we are equal) and who you are (gay, lesbian, or transgender) it is a recipe for frustration, exhaustion, and a partially lived life. That being said, it doesn’t always make sense to come out and you first need to be confident in who you are and comfy in your own skin before you march into potentially difficult situations.

I truly believe that everyone can and should be able to live their lives as authentically as possible. I also know there can be a lot of stress and angst when it comes to coming out, especially in your professional life. That is why I want to offer you this 10 part eCourse on “Coming Out with Confidence”. In it I offer key concepts, steps, and tools that will help you come out with confidence wherever and with whomever you choose to. The course also offers key decision making points that will help you assess if and when it makes sense for you to come out at all. Sign up for this course using the form below and the first lesson will be sent to you within minutes of you confirming your subscription.

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No one should have to go through the thought process of coming out all alone and no one should have to stay stuck in the closet if she/he doesn’t want to. Through the eCourse I will coach you through the process and point you to other important resources you can use for your own personal coming out process. Why not take one next step in your coming out journey right now. If not now, when?



    Here's a great contribution from two lesbian women to commemorate the National Coming Out Day:
    The Ultimate Coming Out – Wow!

    You can also go directly to Their story will be told in a documentary film. I feel this will be groundbreaking for the GLBT community.

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