No matter how comfortable you try to make it – it is still a closet and you deserve so much more. To quote Dan Savage, It gets better.
I’ve chosen to use today to reflect upon how my life changed after I chose to come out. My reasons for staying in the closet were many but mostly due to a feeling of deep and abiding shame perpetuated by my religious affiliation, how I saw homosexuality portrayed on television and addressed by religious and political leaders and lastly a sense of isolation that is hard to imagine in this age.
What changed? I got fed up and the isolation I felt melted away. Not everyone’s story is as positive as mine and there are places in the world where one must remain closeted for one’s own safety. For those men and women, I dedicate this post as a sign that hopefully the changes underway here in the US will ripple out and help kick down the closet door. Want to read more about National Coming Out Day? America Blog has a great article here.