A guest blog entry by Luis L. (student, world citizen)
Coming out is one of the hardest things a person can do.
It’s an emotional roller coaster that people cannot even imagine. There are several factors involved like:
What will my parents will say or do? Will they kick me out? Will that accept who I am? How will my friends react? Will people at work treat me differently? Will my friends and family treat me differently?
This is but a few things that gay kids have to worry about. On top of which there is social stigma, which is why sometimes people never come out. Or, if they do come out they only come out to certain people.
Or, sometimes people don’t come out at all and just live a lie their entire life.
What I want to know is, who do we blame? For a life time of forced lies, is it the person’s fault for not being truthful? Or, is society to blame? Or, just maybe, it’s a combination of both. The fact of the mater is, coming out is hard enough without some people saying “your going to hell”.
I want a discussion.
I appreciate supportive comments but if you disagree say something. I won’t think any less of you because, in the end, we’re all just people fighting for what we believe. And that is the only way people can fully develop who they are supposed to be in society.