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Why is " COMING OUT " such a celebrated event?


From pro athletes to the person down the street, why is announcing, publicly, your sexual preference even necessary? If you are gay, why not just be gay and move on? Gay people want to be accepted in the work world, political world and any other world as just another person. So why draw attention to themselves with something as intimate and private as sexual preference? I've been an alcoholic for years and hid it well. After realizing it, admitting it and getting sober, I didn't walk down the street with a sign saying, " I used to drink, but now I don't." I like everyone. I just don't get it.

 

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    IDONO 4 years ago

    I get that. But why not come out to the gay community rather than the straight community. I want the attention of the people that are like me. Not the ones that aren't. Why did Clay Aiken publicly declare being gay? Like we didn't know.


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    IDONO 4 years ago

    but don't you feel that the gay community is being impatient and expecting complete acceptance right now? This issue goes back centuries, but our generation hasn't. This is a process and declarations will not speed that process.


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    IDONO 4 years ago

    They are not so different. I didn't choose to be an alcoholic anymore than you chose to be gay. But to this day, there are still many that look at an alcoholic as the guy under the bridge. Our admission will not change their perspective.


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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 4 years ago

    I completely agree with you 100%. How gay people are treated is shameful and unless there is a lot of attention drawn to it, it won't change.


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