coming out of the closet

‘She’d been faking it for 10 years. I was kicked out. ‘Dustin, I’m gay. Say goodbye to our dogs.’: Man finally ‘healed’ after wife comes out as gay, ‘I wish her all the happiness in the world’

“I’d done everything I was supposed to do. I found a woman I loved. We had a house, dogs, great jobs. We were the rock solid couple to be envied. I cried for the first time in 10 years. ‘If you don’t leave, I’m calling the police.’ Something inside me cracked and fell away. I couldn’t speak. I was left to pick up the pieces of my white-picket life. Worst of all, I wasn’t allowed to tell anyone.”

‘Can I ask you a question?’ She called because her son ‘came out’ to her, and she was unsure how to react.’: Gay woman claims ‘loving your person’ is the best way to respond to loved one ‘coming out of the closet’

“This nameless mother called me at the gay bar I work at for advice on how to respond to her son. ‘I don’t want to say anything that may mess him up.’ It really warmed my heart. I’ll never be able to stress just how lonely being an LGBT American can feel. We live in the closet out of fear of rejection. I told her exactly what any of my friends, or bar patrons, or any LGBT person would say: ‘Tell him he is loved and accepted.’”

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