World Coming Out Day – A Letter To You

Yesterday was World Coming Out Day, I would have written this post then but I was tired and decided just to do an easy post.

I’ve already come out, I did it last year in honor for this same day! You can read that post here.  So today I wanted to write a post for people who haven’t come out yet, for one reason or another, but especially those who haven’t come out because of religious backgrounds.

Dearest Closeted LGBTQA+ Sibling,

I know how hard it is to be in the closet, I know how this secret weighs so heavily on your heart. How you wish you could be out, how you wish you could just live your life the way that makes you happy and that it wouldn’t affect people.  If you’re like me you don’t really want to make a fuss about it, you just wanted to fucking live. And living with a secret can only be a half life. I see you, I feel your pain.  I was once Catholic, it dictated every part of my life. And even though I knew I was bisexual as a young teenager I didn’t fully come out until I was 21. There were so many people in my life that I didn’t want to anger, or push away with my coming out.  Eventually though I was able to be in a safe place, and I felt free to tell the world about my sexuality.  

Today I just wanted to let you know that you matter. You mean so so much to me and to the queer community. We want so much to make the world a better place, a place where it’s safe for you to come out someday. Until that day, don’t give up.  Remember that there are people you can talk to, people who will keep your secret safe.  Please remember that I am always here for you.
If anyone needs a friendly ear shoot me a message at whimsywriter3 at gmail dot com. 

Maybe next year you’ll be celebrating World Coming Out Day loud and proud. Maybe you won’t.  But always remember that I love you. Always remember that you are amazing, fantastic and wonderful.  You matter. 

-Abi 

 

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